The definition of a scepter is a ceremonial or ornamented staff usually carried by royalty.noun
An ornamental or jeweled cane-like object carried by a king is an example of a specter.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a rod or staff, highly ornamented, held by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty
- royal or imperial authority; sovereignty
Origin: ME sceptre < OFr < L sceptrum < Gr skēptron, staff to lean on < base of skēptesthai, to prop oneself, lean on something < IE base *(s)kep- > shaft
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- A staff held by a sovereign as an emblem of authority.
- Ruling power or authority; sovereignty.
Origin: Middle English sceptre, from Old French, from Latin scēptrum, from Greek skēptron.