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imperialism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
2: a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
3: any instance of aggressive extension of authority

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1826 1. imperial government, authority, or system 2. the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; broadly the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence <union imperialism> imperialist noun or adjective imperialistic adjective imperialistically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 an imperial rule or system. 2 usu. derog. a policy of acquiring dependent territories or extending a country's influence through trade, diplomacy, etc. Derivatives: imperialistic adj. imperialistically adv. imperialize v.tr. (also -ise).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Imperialism Im*pe"ri*al*ism, n. The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less independent of each other for operations of war, copyright, internal commerce, etc. The tide of English opinion began to turn about 1870, and since then it has run with increasing force in the direction of what is called imperialism. --James Bryce.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Imperialism Im*pe"ri*al*ism, n. The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire. Roman imperialism had divided the world. --C. H. Pearson.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Imperialism is a system in which a rich and powerful country controls other countries, or a desire for control over other countries.

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