Dynasty vs Emperor - What's the difference?

dynasty | emperor |

As nouns the difference between dynasty and emperor

is that dynasty is a series of rulers or dynasts from one family while emperor is the male monarch or ruler of an empire.




  • A series of rulers or dynasts from one family.
  • Derived terms

    * dynastic * dynastically



    Alternative forms

    * emperour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • The male monarch or ruler of an empire.
  • (medieval political theory ) Specifically, the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire; the world-monarch.
  • The Investiture Controversy was a conflict between the Emperor and the Pope.
  • A large, relatively valuable marble in children's games.
  • * 2001 , Paul Webley, The economic psychology of everyday life (page 39)
  • But marbles are not only used to play games: they are also traded. In this market, the value of the different kinds of marbles (oilies, emperors , etc.) is determined by local supply and demand and not by the price of the marbles

    Usage notes

    * An emperor is generally addressed as His Imperial Majesty.

    Derived terms

    * emperor goose * emperor moth * emperor paper * emperor penguin * little emperor