Sword of state

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Swords of different Ottoman Sultans on display at the Topkapi Palace.

A sword of state is a sword, used as part of the regalia, symbolizing the power of a monarch to use the might of the state against its enemies, and his duty to preserve thus right and peace.

It is known to be used in following monarchies:

By analogy, it can even be used in republics, as in the Senate of the state of South Carolina in the United States of America.

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