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auspice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auspice  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auspice 
  n  :  a  favorable  omen 




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