Webster 1913 Edition
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
scepterthat was in his hand.
Esther v. 2.
Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty;
as, to assume the.
sceptershall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.
Gen. xlix. 10.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.
To Britain’s queen the