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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter;
[syn: scepter, sceptre]

2. a ceremonial or emblematic staff;
[syn: scepter, sceptre, verge, wand]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scepter \Scep"ter\, Sceptre \Scep"tre\, n. [F. sceptre, L. sceptrum, from Gr. ? a staff to lean upon, a scepter; probably akin to E. shaft. See Shaft, and cf. Scape a stem, shaft.] 1. A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace. [1913 Webster] And the king held out Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. --Esther v. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter. [1913 Webster] The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come. --Gen. xlix. 10. [1913 Webster] Scepter
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scepter \Scep"ter\, Sceptre \Scep"tre\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scepteredor Sceptred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scepteringor Sceptring.] To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority. [1913 Webster] To Britain's queen the sceptered suppliant bends. --Tickell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sceptre n 1: the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter [syn: scepter, sceptre] 2: a ceremonial or emblematic staff [syn: scepter, sceptre, verge, wand]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):

SCEPTRE Designing and analysing circuits. ["SCEPTRE: A Computer Program for Circuit and Systems Analysis", J.C. Bowers et al, P-H 1971].
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Sceptre (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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