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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Auspices


AU'SPICE, AU'SPICES, noun [Latin auspicium, of avis, a bird, and specio, to inspect.]

1. The omens of an undertaking, drawn from birds; the same as augury, which see.

2. Protection; favor shown; patronage; influence. In this sense the word is generally plural auspices