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- n. A short sword used for ceremonial purposes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See curtein.
From Latin curtus = short (Wiktionary)