Definition for AU'SPI-CATE

AU'SPI-CATE, v.t. [L. auspicor.]

  1. To give a favorable turn to; a sense taken from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before they undertook any important business. – Burke's Reflections.
  2. To foreshow. – B. Jonson.
  3. To begin. – Burke.

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