Sceptred

sceptre

[sep-ter]
noun, verb (used with object), sceptred, sceptring. Chiefly British.
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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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Sceptre definition


(Heb. shebet = Gr. skeptron), properly a staff or rod. As a symbol of authority, the use of the sceptre originated in the idea that the ruler was as a shepherd of his people (Gen. 49:10; Num. 24:17; Ps. 45:6; Isa. 14:5). There is no example on record of a sceptre having ever been actually handled by a Jewish king.

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