scepter

[ sep-ter ]
/ ˈsɛp tər /

noun

a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power.
royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty.

verb (used with object)

to give a scepter to; invest with authority.

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Also especially British, scep·tre .

Origin of scepter

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English (s)ceptre, from Old French, from Latin scēptrum, from Greek skêptron “staff”; akin to shaft

OTHER WORDS FROM scepter

scep·ter·less, adjectivescep·tral [sep-truhl], /ˈsɛp trəl/, adjectiveun·scep·tered, adjective
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