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imperialism

im·pe·ri·al·ism

imperialism

pronunciation:
ihm pi ri lih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the policy of extending the rule or authority of one nation over others by territorial acquisition or through economic or political dominance.
definition 2: advocacy of such a policy or of the interests of a particular empire.
definition 3: the governmental system and practices of an empire.
derivations: imperialist (adj.), imperialistic (adj.), imperialistically (adv.), imperialist (n.)