2. Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.
The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.Gen.
(Scep"ter, Scep"tre), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sceptered or Sceptred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sceptering
or Sceptring ] To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.
To Britain's queen the sceptered suppliant bends.Tickell.
(Scep`ter*el"late) a. (Zoöl.) Having a straight shaft with whorls of spines; said of certain
sponge spicules. See Illust. under Spicule.
(Scep"ter*less, Scep"tre*less), a. Having no scepter; without authority; powerless; as, a
(Scep"tic Scep"tic*al), Scepticism
(Scep"ti*cism), etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism,
(Scep"tral) a. Of or pertaining to a scepter; like a scepter.
(Scern) v. t. To discern; to perceive. [Obs.]
(Schade) n. Shade; shadow. [Obs.]
English words now beginning with sh, like shade, were formerly often spelled with a c between the s
and h; as, schade; schame; schape; schort, etc.
(Schah) n. See Shah.
(Sche"di*asm) n. [Gr. an extempore, fr. to do offhand, sudden, fr. near.] Cursory writing
on a loose sheet. [R.]
(Sched"ule) n. [F. cédule, formerly also spelt schedule, L. schedula, dim. of scheda, scida,
a strip of papyrus bark, a leaf of paper; akin to (or perh. from) Gr. a tablet, leaf, and to L. scindere to
cleave, Gr. . See Schism, and cf. Cedule.] A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially,
a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute,
Syn. Catalogue; list; inventory. see List.
(Sched"ule), v. t. To form into, or place in, a schedule.
(Scheele's" green`) [See Scheelite.] (Chem.) See under Green.
(Scheel"in) n. (Chem.) Scheelium. [Obs.]
(Scheel"ite) n. [From C.W. Scheele, a Swedish chemist.] (Min.) Calcium tungstate, a mineral
of a white or pale yellowish color and of the tetragonal system of crystallization.
(Schee"li*um) n. [NL. From C.W. Scheele, who discovered it.] (Chem.) The metal tungsten.
(Scheik) n. See Sheik.
(Schel"ly) n. (Zoöl.) The powan. [Prov. Eng.]