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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sceptre mean? 

SCEPTRE (noun)
  The noun SCEPTRE has 2 senses:

1. the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter
2. a ceremonial or emblematic staff

  Familiarity information: SCEPTRE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SCEPTRE (noun)

Sense 1sceptre [BACK TO TOP]


The imperial authority symbolized by a scepter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


scepter; sceptre

Hypernyms ("sceptre" is a kind of...):

reign; sovereignty (royal authority; the dominion of a monarch)

Sense 2sceptre [BACK TO TOP]


A ceremonial or emblematic staff

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


scepter; sceptre; verge; wand

Hypernyms ("sceptre" is a kind of...):

staff (a rod carried as a symbol)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sceptre"):

bauble (a mock scepter carried by a court jester)

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