sceptre

Part of speech: verb

To invest with royal power.

Part of speech: noun

An ornamental staff as the emblem of sovereignty; kingly office or power.

Part of speech: adjective

Sceptered, sceptred.

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Usage examples "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"", Chretien DeTroyes.
  2. " Oh, we wont want a sceptre," I said; " that sort of thing's pretty old- fashioned. - "A Jolly Fellowship", 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", Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner).