Etymology
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sceptre

chiefly British English spelling of scepter (q.v.); for spelling, see -re. Related: Sceptred.

updated on August 23, 2013

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Definitions of sceptre from WordNet

sceptre (n.)
the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter;
Synonyms: scepter
sceptre (n.)
a ceremonial or emblematic staff;
Synonyms: scepter / verge / wand
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