sceptered

scepter

[sep-ter]
noun
1.
a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power.
2.
royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty.
verb (used with object)
3.
to give a scepter to; invest with authority.
Also, especially British, sceptre.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English (s)ceptre < Old French < Latin scēptrum < Greek skêptron staff; akin to shaft

scepterless, adjective
sceptral [sep-truhl] , adjective
unsceptered, adjective
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sceptre or scepter (ˈsɛptə)
 
n
1.  a ceremonial staff held by a monarch as the symbol of authority
2.  imperial authority; sovereignty
 
vb
3.  (tr) to invest with authority
 
[C13: from Old French sceptre, from Latin scēptrum, from Greek skeptron staff]
 
scepter or scepter
 
n
 
vb
 
[C13: from Old French sceptre, from Latin scēptrum, from Greek skeptron staff]
 
'sceptred or scepter
 
adj
 
'sceptered or scepter
 
adj

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scepter
c.1300, from O.Fr. sceptre, from L. sceptrum, from Gk. skeptron "staff," from root of skeptesthai "to prop oneself." Cognate with O.E. sceaft (see shaft).
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