Definition of "scepter" [scep•ter]

  • A staff held by a sovereign as an emblem of authority. (noun)
  • Ruling power or authority; sovereignty. (noun)
  • To invest with royal authority. (verb-transitive)

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Use "scepter" in a sentence
  • "“I thought your scepter was the strongest, your highness.”"
  • "Orm blasts them both with his scepter, which is powered with some sort of neural blaster, temporarily paralyzing both our heroes."
  • ""These artifacts clearly belonged to the emperor, especially the scepter, which is very elaborated, it's not an item you would let someone else have," Clementina Panella, the archaeologist who made the discovery, said Friday."