Definitions for "SCEPTER"
A king's staff of office, the sign and symbol of his authority. It was originally a mace with which the sovereign admonished his jester and vetoed ministerial measures by breaking the bones of their proponents.
A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.
Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.
Crystal deformity where the top part of a prismatic crystal protrudes and is wider than the rest of the crystal.