auspice
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: ôsʹpĭs, IPA: /ˈɔːspɪs/
  • (America) enPR: ôsʹpĭs, IPA: /ˈɔspɪs/
  • (cot-caught, Northern Cities Vowel Shift) enPR: äsʹpĭs, IPA: /ˈɑspɪs/
Noun

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.
Related terms Translations
  • French: auspices
  • Russian: покровительство
Translations
  • French: auspice
  • Russian: предзнаменование



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