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Meaning of SCEPTER

Pronunciation:  'septur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ceremonial or emblematic staff
  2. [n]  the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter

SCEPTER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sceptre, sceptre, verge, wand
 See Also: bauble, reign, sovereignty, staff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             And the king held out Esther the golden scepter that
             was in his hand.                      --Esther v. 2.
    2. Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty;
       as, to assume the scepter.
             The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a
             lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.
                                                   --Gen. xlix.
  2. \Scep"ter\, Sceptre \Scep"tre\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Sceptered}or {Sceptred} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sceptering}or
    To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest
    with royal authority.
          To Britain's queen the sceptered suppliant bends.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a scepter in your dream, represents individual power and how one person can make a difference.