To use with or as if with the hands
To bring to bear steadily or forcefully
How long shall they wield unlawful power?
But however divine, the king could not wield his power unaided.
All discipline officers were permitted to wield the whip summarily and without the slightest check.
Subordinate officers and rapacious governors of forts wield all the power of the state, and tyranny, oppression and anarchy reign over the whole country.
He'd always known the source of Death's magic was the souls, but he'd never seen his predecessor wield the light of the souls.