Scepsis

Scep"sis

(?), n. [NL., from Gr. doubt, fr. to consider: cf. G. skepsis. See Skeptic.] Skepticism; skeptical philosophy. [R.]
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Among their products were the system of Locke, the scepsis of Hume, the critical philosophy of Kant.
J. Martineau.
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Scep"ter

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Scep"tre

} (?), n. [F. sceptre, L. sceptrum, from Gr. a staff to lean upon, a scepter; probably akin to E. shaft. See Shaft, and cf. Scape a stem, shaft.] 1. A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.
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And the king held out Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand.
Esther v. 2.
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2. Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.
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The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come.
Gen. xlix. 10.
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Scep"ter

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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.
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To Britain's queen the sceptered suppliant bends.
Tickell.
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