A divine or prophetic token.
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- Cultural genealogy, more so than ordinary genealogy, depends on a belief in the magical and usually divine auspices of lineage.
- The name sounds right for exchanging marriage vows and what better auspices could there be for starting a nuclear family?
mid 16th century (originally denoting the observation of bird flight in divination): from French, or from Latin auspicium, from auspex 'observer of birds', from avis 'bird' + specere 'to look'.
under the auspices of
- With the help, support, or protection of: the delegation’s visit was arranged under UN auspicesMore example sentences
- In situ investigations of human rights situations have been carried out under the auspices of all the regional organizations.
- A six-month course for 10 nurses will be held at the hospital under the auspices of the University of Essex.
- The fact that they have been published under the auspices of the UN, however, lends them additional weight.
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