Emperor

An emperor (through Old French empereor from Latin imperator) is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress, the female equivalent, may indicate an emperor's wife (empress consort), mother (empress dowager), or a woman who rules in her own right (empress regnant). Emperors are generally recognized to be of a higher honor and rank than kings.

Currently, the Emperor of Japan is the only reigning monarch with the title.

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Famous quotes containing the word emperor:

    Even the emperor has straw-sandaled relatives.
    Chinese proverb.

    Such is the caprice of Romans ... who reject kings in name but not in practice, and accept an Emperor mightier than a hundred kings.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    We have resolved to endure the unendurable and suffer what is unsufferable.
    Hirohito, Emperor Of Japan (1901–1989)