sceptre


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scep·tre

 (sĕp′tər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of scepter.

sceptre

(ˈsɛptə) or

scepter

n
1. a ceremonial staff held by a monarch as the symbol of authority
2. imperial authority; sovereignty
vb
(tr) to invest with authority
[C13: from Old French sceptre, from Latin scēptrum, from Greek skeptron staff]
ˈsceptred, ˈsceptered adj

scep•ter

(ˈsɛp tər)

n.
1. a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power.
2. royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty.
v.t.
3. to give a scepter to; invest with authority.
Also, esp. Brit., sceptre.
[1250–1300; Middle English (s)ceptre < Old French < Latin scēptrum < Greek skêptron staff]
scep′tral (-trəl) adj.

sceptre


Past participle: sceptred
Gerund: sceptring

Imperative
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Present
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he/she/it sceptres
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Preterite
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they sceptred
Present Continuous
I am sceptring
you are sceptring
he/she/it is sceptring
we are sceptring
you are sceptring
they are sceptring
Present Perfect
I have sceptred
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he/she/it has sceptred
we have sceptred
you have sceptred
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Past Continuous
I was sceptring
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be sceptring
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sceptring
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sceptring
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sceptring
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sceptre - the imperial authority symbolized by a sceptersceptre - the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter
sovereignty, reign - royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
2.sceptre - a ceremonial or emblematic staffsceptre - a ceremonial or emblematic staff  
staff - a rod carried as a symbol
bauble - a mock scepter carried by a court jester
Translations
صَوْلَجان، قَضيب
žezlo
scepter
žezlo
veldissproti
skeptras
scepteris
asa

sceptre

scepter (US) [ˈseptəʳ] Ncetro m

sceptre

[ˈsɛptər] (British) scepter (US) nsceptre m

sceptre

, (US) scepter
nZepter nt

sceptre

scepter (Am) [ˈsɛptəʳ] nscettro

sceptre

(ˈseptə(r)) (American) scepter (ˈseptə) noun
the ornamental rod carried by a monarch on ceremonial occasions as a sign of power.
References in classic literature ?
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
For a few days, I said, he seemed regardless of the puny successor to the departed: that coldness melted as fast as snow in April, and ere the tiny thing could stammer a word or totter a step it wielded a despot's sceptre in his heart.
Our mailed step shall ascend their throne our gauntlet shall wrench the sceptre from their gripe.
Though this latter supposition may seem harsh, and might not be likely often to be verified, yet it ought not to be forgotten that the demon of faction will, at certain seasons, extend his sceptre over all numerous bodies of men.
In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.
Had I kept my courage up to the level of the dawn, had I not allowed it to ebb away in solitary thought, I might have grasped the vacant sceptre of Moreau and ruled over the Beast People.
Here aforetime sat Neleus, peer of gods in counsel, but he was now dead, and had gone to the house of Hades; so Nestor sat in his seat sceptre in hand, as guardian of the public weal.
Cast by your icy crown and sceptre, and let the sunlight of love fall softly on your heart.
that, taking advantages of the cover of night, the blind old Kouchoum had, in Ermak's absence, broken into the latter's tent, and stabbed his own daughter in mistake for the man who had robbed him of sceptre and crown?
I succeeded a man of the most sublime genius that ever upheld the sceptre of France.
Over the realms which still acknowledge his sceptre, God save King George