Definition of Holy roman empire

1. Noun. A political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon.

Generic synonyms: Political Entity, Political Unit
Group relationships: Europe

Definition of Holy roman empire

1. Proper noun. A political conglomeration of lands in Central Europe from at least 962 (C.E.) until 1806. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holy Roman Empire

Holy City
Holy Communion
Holy Eucharist
Holy Father
Holy Ghost
Holy Grail
Holy Innocents' Day
Holy Joe
Holy Land
Holy Mother
Holy Mother of God
Holy Roller
Holy Rollers
Holy Roman Emperor
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II
Holy Roman Empire
Holy Sacrament
Holy Scripture
Holy See
Holy Sepulcher
Holy Sepulchre
Holy Spirit
Holy Thursday
Holy Trinity
Holy War Warriors
Holy Wednesday
Holy Week
Holy Writ
Holy Year

Literary usage of Holy roman empire

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The modern German empire is at once like and unlike the old holy roman empire. It is unlike the old medieval Empire; for it has no connexion with the ..."

2. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1906)
"The Idea of the holy roman empire. The coronation of Charlemagne by the pope, December 25, ... He had become seized with the idea of a holy roman empire, ..."

3. The Rise of the Mediaeval Church and Its Influence on the Civilisation of by Alexander Clarence Flick (1909)
"Otto the Great creates the holy roman empire. IV.—holy roman empire attains its height under Henry III. V.—Results of the creation of the holy roman empire. ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"But it is like the holy roman empire of the i7th and i8th centuries— for it represents a federation, but a more real and more unitary federation, ..."

5. A Political and Social History of Modern Europe by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1916)
"CHAPTER XI THE GERMANIES IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY THE holy roman empire IN DECLINE IN another connection we have already described the political condition ..."

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