(?), n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. vndr, akin to Dan. vaand, Goth. wandus; perhaps originally, a pliant twig, and akin to E. wind to turn.] 1. A small stick; a rod; a verge.
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With good smart blows of a wand on his back.
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2. Specifically: (a) A staff of authority.
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Though he had both spurs and wand, they seemed rather marks of sovereignty than instruments of punishment.
Sir P. Sidney.
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(b) A rod used by conjurers, diviners, magicians, etc.
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Picus bore a buckler in his hand;
His other waved a long divining wand.
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Wand of peace (Scots Law), a wand, or staff, carried by the messenger of a court, which he breaks when deforced (that is, hindered from executing process), as a symbol of the deforcement, and protest for remedy of law. Burrill.
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