noun scep·ter \ˈsep-tər\

: a long decorated stick that is carried by a king or queen

Full Definition of SCEPTER

:  a staff or baton borne by a sovereign as an emblem of authority
:  royal or imperial authority :  sovereignty

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Origin of SCEPTER

Middle English sceptre, from Anglo-French septre, from Latin sceptrum, from Greek skēptron staff, scepter, from skēptesthai to prop oneself — more at shaft
First Known Use: 14th century


transitive verb
scep·teredscep·ter·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of SCEPTER

:  to invest with the scepter in token of royal authority

First Known Use of SCEPTER

SCEPTER Defined for Kids


noun scep·ter \ˈsep-tər\

Definition of SCEPTER for Kids

:  a rod carried by a ruler as a sign of authority <a royal scepter>


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