• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sceptered invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sceptered Bearing a scepter; accompanied with a scepter; hence, pertaining to royalty; regal.
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  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    “Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.”


In literature:

Whilst Princes little Scepters overpowr'd, Made but that prey his wider Gorge devour'd.
"Anti-Achitophel (1682)" by Elkanah Settle et al.
The present-day detective king wields his scepter for precisely the same reason.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
Indeed, the flowers and plants in the gardens were already blackened by the touch of Jack Frost's scepter.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
A crown and scepter made of gilded wood.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
It is cultivated woman that wields the scepter of authority among men.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Certainly he was not a man of sufficient ability worthily to hold the scepter of so great an empire.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The scepter wherein lies Mammon's power to sway the nations is usury.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
The scepter of the realm which he had won by so many crimes he dared not hand over to any but to God alone.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
In a cave, with his foot upon the corpse of a youth, sat the crowned and sceptered majesty of Death.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
The outcome of these was that England won the scepter of the sea which she has ever since held.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott

In poetry:

Not Rapture then had let him bow,
The Scepter's Royal Pride;
The Joy had too ecstatic been,
Himself had bow'd—and dy'd.
"On Miss Esther H---r---s" by Cornelius Arnold
Yet since man's scepters are as frail as reeds,
And thorny all their crowns, bloudie their weeds;
I, who am Truth, turn into truth their deeds:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
If Wealth or Scepters could Immortal make,
Then wealthy Croesus, wherefore are thou dead?
If Warlike force, which makes the World to quake,
Then why is Julius Caesar perished?
"Vanity of Vanities" by Michael Wigglesworth
"Hear me, dear Youth! oh, bear an hapless maid,
Sprung from the scepter'd line of ancient kings!
Scorn'd by the world, I ask thy tender aid;
Thy gentle voice shall whisper kinder things.
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
What am I but a King--a King!--
For the royal robes I wear--
A scepter, too, and a signet-ring,
As vassals and serfs declare:
And a voice, god wot, that is equaled not
In the wide world anywhere!
"The Frog" by James Whitcomb Riley
Who will excel in unwavering courage,
Conquering fate with a prayer and with faith,
Evil with bayonets, envy with jests?
Capturing scepters, remaining a slave,
Who will keep striving for valor alone,
Live for our Tsars, while consuming himself?
"The Bullfinch" by Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

In news:

I dub all deserving students with my apple 'scepter' pointer stick.
The PC-controlled Scepter is optimized for the automated polishing of various medical devices that incorporate fiber optic lightguides.
Scepter buys former Blitz fuel can plant.
He holds the "scepter," which on other days is just a toilet plunger painted gold.
After eight years holding one or more major titles at a time, Roger Federer is a king without a scepter.
These herbicides , including Beacon, Accent, Glean, Scepter and others, are enzyme-inhibiting products.
Who gave you a golden scepter and crowned you king.
In February 2003, Oprah donned a crown and scepter to bestow a very important honor— Princess for a Day—on some very deserving people.
Scepter passed between nation's power couple through relationship's struggles and successes.
On a hectic December morning several years ago, as I was getting ready to go to work, into our bedroom marched my then two-and- half-year-old son Brian, clad in nothing but a diaper, and holding a bottle of milk like a royal scepter.