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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsceptrescep‧tre British English, scepter American English /ˈseptə $ -ter/ noun [countable]  XXa decorated stick carried by kings or queens at ceremonies
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sceptreTo him it appeared as a sceptre, not as a sword, and perhaps he took this as a sign.In his four hands he holds a sceptre, a string of beads, a bow and a book of scripture.Barbarossa's own depiction shows imperial regalia of orb and sceptre.His bones lay in an engraved gold casket, with his armour, sceptre and shield close by.Ju-i sceptre Used by the highest deity in heaven, its head is formed into the shape of a cloud.
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