Eastern Roman Empire: Meaning and Definition of

East'ern Ro'man Em'pire

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  1. the eastern part of the Roman Empire, esp. after the division in a.d. 395, having its capital at Constantinople: survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire in a.d. 476. Also calledCf. Byzantine Empire.
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