Wand

Definition of Wand

n.1.A small stick; a rod; a verge.
With good smart blows of a wand on his back.
- Locke.
2.A staff of authority.
Though he had both spurs and wand, they seemed rather marks of sovereignty than instruments of punishment.
- Sir P. Sidney.
3.A rod used by conjurers, diviners, magicians, etc.
Picus bore a buckler in his hand;
His other waved a long divining wand.
- Dryden.
Wand of peace
(Scots Law) a wand, or staff, carried by the messenger of a court, which he breaks when deforced (that is, hindered from executing process), as a symbol of the deforcement, and protest for remedy of law.
- Burrill.

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