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sceptren. [F. sceptre, L. sceptrum, from Gr. a staff to lean upon, a scepter; probably akin to E. shaft. See Shaft, and cf. Scape a stem, shaft.].
  •  A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.  [1913 Webster]
    "And the king held out Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.  [1913 Webster]
    "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come."  [1913 Webster]
sceptrev. t. 
     To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.  [1913 Webster]
    "To Britain's queen the sceptered suppliant bends."  [1913 Webster]


sceptre, n. (US scepter)
1 a staff borne esp. at a coronation as a symbol of sovereignty.
2 royal or imperial authority.

sceptred adj.
ME f. OF (s)ceptre f. L sceptrum f. Gk skeptron f. skepto lean on

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