Scepter meaning

sĕptər
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To invest with royal authority.
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Royal or imperial authority; sovereignty.
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To furnish with a scepter; invest with royal or imperial authority.
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US spelling of sceptre.
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US spelling of sceptre.
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The definition of a scepter is a ceremonial or ornamented staff usually carried by royalty.

An ornamental or jeweled cane-like object carried by a king is an example of a specter.

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A staff held by a sovereign as an emblem of authority.
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Ruling power or authority; sovereignty.
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A rod or staff, highly ornamented, held by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty.
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Origin of scepter

  • Middle English sceptre from Old French from Latin scēptrum from Greek skēptron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition