Scepter

Definition of Scepter

Scep´ter
n.1.A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.
And the king held out Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand.
- Esther v. 2.
2.Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.
- Gen. xlix. 10.
v. t.1.To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.
[imp. & p. p. Sceptered or Sceptred ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Sceptering or Sceptring ( ).]
To Britain's queen the sceptered suppliant bends.
- Tickell.

Related Words

baton, caduceus, cap of dignity, cap of maintenance, chain of office, coronet, crook, crosier, cross-staff, crown, diadem, ermine, fasces, gavel, great seal, mace, mantle, orb, portfolio, privy seal, purple, purple pall, regalia, robe of state, rod, rod of empire, rod of office, royal crown, seal, signet, staff, tiara, triple plume, truncheon, uraeus, wand, wand of office
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