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sceptre an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty; in England, the traditional way of signifying the royal assent to a bill was by the sovereign's touching it with the sceptre. The word comes (in Middle English) via Old French and Latin from Greek skēptron, from skēptein ‘lean on’.

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sceptre

sceptre, U.S. scepter rod or wand as a symbol of regal or imperial authority. XIII. ME. ceptre, septre (with later assim. to L. and Gr.) — OF. ceptre, (also mod.) sceptre — L. scēptrum — Gr. skêptron, f. skḗptein prop.

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sceptre

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