Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of haruspication in English:
(In ancient Rome) the interpretation of omens by inspecting the entrails of sacrificial animals.
- Haruspication was at first adopted by the Romans but later fell into disrepute.
- Augustine was preaching on the duty his congregation had to conform with God's word: they must abstain from detestable pagan practices, divination, astrology, haruspication, and the like.
- The examination of the liver of a sacrificed sheep, haruspication, was learnt from the Mesopotamians.
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