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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scep·ter /ˈsɛptɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scep·ter, Scep·tre  n.
 1. A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.
    And the king held out Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand.   --Esther v. 2.
 2. Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.
    The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.   --Gen. xlix. 10.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scep·ter, Scep·tre , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sceptered or Sceptred (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Sceptering or Sceptring ] To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.
    To Britain's queen the sceptered suppliant bends.   --Tickell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter [syn: sceptre]
      2: a ceremonial or emblematic staff [syn: sceptre, verge, wand]