Definitions for: Auspice


[n] a favorable omen



Webster (1913) Definition: Aus"pice, n.; pl. Auspices. [L. auspicium, fr.
auspex: cf. F. auspice. See Auspicate, a.]
1. A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen
as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen
or sign in general; an indication as to the future.

2. Protection; patronage and care; guidance.

Which by his auspice they will nobler make.
--Dryden.

Note: In this sense the word is generally plural, auspices;
as, under the auspices of the king.

See Also: omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication

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