Auspice



Usually, auspices. patronage; support; sponsorship:
under the auspices of the Department of Education.
Often, auspices. a favorable sign or propitious circumstance.
a divination or prognostication, originally from observing birds.
Historical Examples

This form of divination, so well known to the Romans, is still kept in remembrance by the use of the words augury and auspice.
Chaucer’s Works, Volume 5 (of 7) — Notes to the Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

My little heroine, Jerry Carroway, is engaged as their factotum, and every auspice is favorable.
Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore

auspice, aw′spis, n. an omen drawn from observing birds: augury—generally used in pl.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

noun (pl) -pices (-pɪsɪz)
(usually pl) patronage or guidance (esp in the phrase under the auspices of)
(often pl) a sign or omen, esp one that is favourable

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