Roman Empire
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɹəʊmən ˈɛmpaɪə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹoʊmən ˈɛmpaɪɚ/
Proper noun
  1. (historical) The empire which succeeded the Roman Republic and existed between 27 BCE and 476 CE in the west (and until 1453 CE in the east; see Byzantine Empire), encompassing territories stretching from Britain and Germany to Spain, North Africa and the Persian Gulf. [from 15th c.]
  2. (historical, now, rare) The Holy Roman Empire. [from 16th c.]
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