What does the word sceptre mean?

Usage examples for sceptre

  1. " Oh, we wont want a sceptre," I said; " that sort of thing's pretty old- fashioned. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  2. The young Master of Ettersberg, whose authority his mother was constantly asserting, seemed still docile to the maternal sceptre. – Fickle Fortune by Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)