Empire vs Dynasty - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between empire and dynasty

is that empire is a political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority while dynasty is a series of rulers or dynasts from one family.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

empire

English

(wikipedia empire)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.
  • A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
  • A state ruled by an emperor.
  • An expansive and wealthy corporation.
  • the McDonald's fast food empire

    Derived terms

    * American Empire * British Empire * First French Empire * German Empire * Holy Roman Empire * Portuguese Empire * Roman Empire * Second French Empire * Spanish Empire * empirehood * global empire * colonial empire

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    dynasty

    English

    Noun

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

    * dynastic * dynastically