sceptre

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Etymology[edit]

Old French sceptre, from Latin sceptrum, from Ancient Greek σκῆπτρον (skêptron, staff, stick, baton), from σκήπτω (skḗptō, to prop, to support, to lean upon a staff).

Noun[edit]

sceptre (plural sceptres)

  1. An ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch as a symbol of power.

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Verb[edit]

sceptre (third-person singular simple present sceptres, present participle sceptring, simple past and past participle sceptred)

  1. To give a sceptre to.
    • Tickell
      To Britain's queen the sceptred suppliant bends.

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