from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no scepter or royal authority.
  • Deprived of a scepter; unkinged: as, the unsceptered Lear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having no scepter.
  • adjective Deprived of a scepter.


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  • There she stalks around the seat of her former greatness, like a terrible phantom of departed majesty, uncrowned, unsceptered, desolate, powerless -- or like a vampire thirsting for blood -- or like a grim prophetess of evil, imprecating that ruin on the head of her enemies, which she lived to see realized.

    Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical, and Historical 1827


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