Imperial Court

An Imperial Court (or imperial court) is the noble court of an empire (see List of empires).

For example:

  • The imperial court (Holy Roman Empire) of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • The noble court of an Emperor of China, Emperor of Japan, Emperor of Ethiopia, Emperor of Austria, Emperor of India, Emperor of Persia, etc.
  • The pre-Meiji period Imperial Court in Kyoto
  • The noble courts of the Roman Empire, German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire, Zulu Empire, Mughal Empire, Byzantine Empire, etc.

In addition, the idea of an "Imperial Court" has given its name to:

  • Imperial Court System, non-profit organization in North America
  • Imperial Courts, Los Angeles, California, public housing

Famous quotes containing the words imperial and/or court:

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    A friend i’the court is better than a penny in purse.
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