Definition of Scepter

1. Noun. The imperial authority symbolized by a scepter.

Exact synonyms: Sceptre
Generic synonyms: Reign, Sovereignty



2. Noun. A ceremonial or emblematic staff.
Exact synonyms: Sceptre, Verge, Wand
Generic synonyms: Staff
Specialized synonyms: Bauble

Definition of Scepter

1. n. A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.

2. v. t. To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.

Definition of Scepter

1. Noun. an ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch as a symbol of power ¹

2. Verb. To give a scepter to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scepter

1. to invest with royal authority [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scepter

scented wattle
scentful
scenthound
scenthounds
scenting
scentings
scentless
scentless camomile
scentless false camomile
scentless hayweed
scentless mayweed
scentlessness
scents
scepsis
scepsises
scepter (current term)
sceptered
scepterellate
sceptering
scepters
sceptic
sceptical
sceptically
scepticism
scepticisms
scepticist
sceptick
sceptics
sceptral
sceptre

Literary usage of Scepter

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1. The Antiquities of Tennessee and the Adjacent States, and the State of by Gates Phillips Thruston (1897)
"It is unique—no similar object having been discovered, so far as we can learn—but shows traces of similarity to the form of the Buchanan scepter. ..."

2. The Time Is at Handby Charles Taze Russell by Charles Taze Russell (2000)
"Some may think that this removal of the crown from Israel was a violation of the promise, "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from ..."

3. Individual Training in Our Colleges by Clarence Frank Birdseye (1907)
"It is well for those of us who are of New England descent and The scepter education to ponder seriously the figures shown in ..."

4. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"In like manner, the lords who carried her majesty's regalia, delivered them severally in manner as before, viz. first the crown, then the scepter with the ..."

5. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"In his sinister hand, instead of ball, 120 He plac'da mighty mug of potent ale; Love's Kingdom to his right he did convey, At once his scepter, and his rule ..."

6. History of the United Netherlands, from the Death of William the Silent to by John Lothrop Motley (1900)
"... in Paris—Murder of President Brisson, Larcher, and Tardif—The scepter of France offered to Philip— The Duke of ..."

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