sceptre

[ sep-ter ]
/ ˈsɛp tər /

noun, verb (used with object), scep·tred, scep·tring.

Chiefly British. a variant of scepter.

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British Dictionary definitions for sceptre

sceptre

US scepter

/ (ˈsɛptə) /

noun

a ceremonial staff held by a monarch as the symbol of authority
imperial authority; sovereignty

verb

(tr) to invest with authority

Derived forms of sceptre

sceptred or US sceptered, adjective

Word Origin for sceptre

C13: from Old French sceptre, from Latin scēptrum, from Greek skeptron staff
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