What does the word sceptre mean?

Usage examples for sceptre

  1. The sceptre was handed to the King, who looked at it with amazement; then he put it without delay into King Erec's right hand; and now he was King as he ought to be. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. " Oh, we wont want a sceptre," I said; " that sort of thing's pretty old- fashioned. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  3. 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)