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Noun: scepter  sep-tur
Usage: US (elsewhere: sceptre)
  1. The imperial authority symbolized by a scepter
    - sceptre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. A ceremonial or emblematic staff
    - sceptre [Brit, Cdn], verge, wand

Derived forms: scepters

Type of: reign, sovereignty, staff

Encyclopedia: Scepter