Definition for AU'SPICE, or AU'SPI-CES

AU'SPICE, or AU'SPI-CES, n. [L. 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.

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