scep·​tered ˈsep-tərd How to pronounce sceptered (audio)
: invested with a scepter or sovereign authority
: of or relating to a sovereign or to royalty

Examples of sceptered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But today the sceptered isle is more septic island. Sam Kiley, CNN, 30 June 2022 Backers of the recall have depicted Newsom as a sceptered monarch, sitting on a throne and issuing heedless decrees from Sacramento. Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2021 The specter of Locke, and of the Scottish Enlightenment that followed him, held more and more sway over the sceptered isle with the passing of the years since the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Cameron Hilditch, National Review, 23 Apr. 2021 In addition to a provocative wall color rooted in the British taste for bright pastels, the curators have created groups of objects that embody a host of cultural and historical themes particular to the sceptered isle. Steven Litt, cleveland, 30 Aug. 2020 Chocolate arrived in England in the 1680s, prompting the question: How did that sceptered isle survive without it? Brian T. Allen, National Review, 28 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sceptered was in 1513

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“Sceptered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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