verb (used with object)
Origin of scepter
Examples from the Web for sceptered
In a cave, with his foot upon the corpse of a youth, sat the crowned and sceptered majesty of Death.Mizora: A Prophecy|Mary E. Bradley
Robed in his snowy ermine he stands out a sceptered hermit wrapped in his isolation.A Summer's Outing|Carter H. Harrison
There wasn't a knight in either team who wasn't a sceptered sovereign.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Hence it is among these that poverty sits enthroned—a sceptered king ruling amid disease and death.
On the wall above the bed hung the portrait of the late King Alsen, sceptered, official, and benevolent.Captives of the Flame|Samuel R. Delany
Word Origin and History for sceptered
c.1300, ceptre, from Old French sceptre (12c.), from Latin sceptrum "royal staff," from Greek skeptron "staff to lean on; royal scepter;" in transferred use, "royalty," from root of skeptein "to prop or stay, lean on." Apparently a cognate with Old English sceaft (see shaft (n.1)). The verb meaning "to furnish with a scepter" is from 1520s.