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scepter

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noun scep·ter \ˈsep-tər\

Simple Definition of scepter

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scepter

  1. 1 :  a staff or baton borne by a sovereign as an emblem of authority

  2. 2 :  royal or imperial authority :  sovereignty

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Origin and Etymology 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


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scepter

transitive verb scep·ter

Definition of scepter

sceptered

sceptering

play \-t(ə-)riŋ\
  1. :  to invest with the scepter in token of royal authority



1526

First Known Use of scepter

1526


SCEPTER Defined for Kids

scepter

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noun scep·ter \ˈsep-tər\

Definition of scepter for Students

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





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