Aus·pice n.; pl. Auspices
1. A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen or sign in general; an indication as to the future.
2. Protection; patronage and care; guidance.
Which by his auspice they will nobler make. --Dryden.
Note: ☞ In this sense the word is generally plural, auspices; as, under the auspices of the king.
n : a favorable omen