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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See auspex

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to
          guide public policy [syn: augur]
      [also: auspices (pl)]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held
          under the auspices of the city council" [syn: protection,