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From Middle French auspice, from Latin auspicium, in turn from auspex.

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auspice (plural auspices)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) Patronage or protection.
    This building was built under the auspices of the Friends of the Poor.
  2. An omen or a sign.
    The circle of vultures was not a good auspice.
  3. (obsolete) Divination from the actions of birds.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin auspicium.

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auspice m (plural auspices)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) omen; auspices

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auspice m (plural auspici)

  1. auspex
  2. patron, sponsor, promoter

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auspice

  1. ablative singular of auspex