Meaning of imperatrice in English:


(also emperatrice)

Pronunciation /ɪmˈpɛrətrʌɪs/ /ɪmˈpɛrətrɪs/


  • Now chiefly in contexts relating to France or French speakers Empress.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. In some forms apparently a partial remodelling of empress after classical Latin imperātrīc-, imperātrīx imperatrix; with the ending compare forms at empress and compare also -trice.