What does the word imperious mean?

Usage examples for imperious

  1. Just at that moment a short, imperious sound reached her ear. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. At half- past twelve there was an imperious woman's voice in the house. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. Only an extraordinary purpose or some imperious necessity could drive a man to shoot an arrow across an open court where people were passing hither and yon, even if he didn't see anyone in the gallery. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green