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Definition: Celestial empire
, n. [F., fr. L. imperium a command,
sovereignty, dominion, empire, fr. imperare. See Emperor
1. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. “The empire
of the sea.”
Over hell extend
His empire, and with iron scepter rule. --Milton.
2. The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries
under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely
of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom,
always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the
forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate
portions; as, the Austrian empire.
Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and
complicated government. --C. J. Smith.
3. Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule;
sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. “Under the
empire of facts.”
Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with
chivalry the empire over the minds of men. --A. W.
. See under Celestial
, a common designation of the city of New York.
, a common designation of the State of New
Syn: Sway; dominion; rule; control; reign; sovereignty;
government; kingdom; realm; state.
, a. [OF. celestial, celestied, fr. L.
caelestic, fr. caelum heaved. See Cell
1. Belonging to the a["e]rial regions, or visible heavens.
“The twelve celestial signs.”
2. Of or pertaining to the spiritual heaven; heavenly;
divine. “Celestial spirits.” “Celestial light,”
3. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the Chinese, or
Celestial, Empire, of the Chinese people.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, heaven; the heavenly Jerusalem. --Bunyan.
, China; -- so called from the Chinese
words, tien chan, Heavenly Dynasty, as being the kingdom
ruled over by the dynasty appointed by heaven. --S. W.