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scep·ter

 (sĕp′tər)
n.
1. A staff held by a sovereign as an emblem of authority.
2. Ruling power or authority; sovereignty.
tr.v. scep·tered, scep·ter·ing, scep·ters
To invest with royal authority.

[Middle English sceptre, from Old French, from Latin scēptrum, from Greek skēptron.]
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Adj.1.sceptered - invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a sceptersceptered - invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter
authorised, authorized - endowed with authority
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