The consort of an emperor
- a female emperor or perhaps the wife of an emperor
- The consort of an emperor.
- A female sovereign.
- A sovereign mistress.
mid-12c., emperice, from Old French emperesse, fem. of emperere (see emperor). Queen Victoria in 1876 became one as "Empress of India."
(n.) The consort of an emperor.
- (n.) A lady sovereign.
- (letter.) A sovereign mistress.
The greed of the three partitioning powers very nearly led to a rupture between Austria and Prussia; but the tact and statesmanship of the empress of Russia finally adjusted all difficulties.