• WordNet 3.6
    • n auspice a favorable omen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auspice 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.
    • Auspice Protection; patronage and care; guidance. "Which by his auspice they will nobler make."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n auspice An augury from birds; an omen or a sign in general: as, to take the auspices; an auspice of good fortune.
    • n auspice Protection or lead; favoring or propitious influence; patronage: especially in the phrase under the auspices (of).
    • n auspice A circumstance or conjunction of circumstances betokening success: as, his career was begun under the fairest auspices.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Auspice aw′spis an omen drawn from observing birds: augury—generally used in pl. Au′spices, protection: patronage: a good start (generally in phrase, Under the auspices of)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auspicium, fr. auspex,: cf. F. auspice,. See Auspicate (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. auspiciumauspex, auspicis, a bird-seer, from avis, a bird, specĕre, to observe.


In literature:

The correct and approved child's story, even if not issued under religious auspices, was thoroughly saturated with religion.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
Naturally enough, this was conducted under very different auspices from the first.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
It was under the auspices of an Episcopal High Church in the days of Father Hall, and was rather English in tone.
"Told in a French Garden" by Mildred Aldrich
It was under these auspices that M. de Narbonne took office.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
In a college conducted under Christian auspices students should be required to attend church on Sunday.
"Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index" by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
You have started afresh under my auspices, and I mean you to float.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
The new king commenced his reign under the happiest auspices.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
I trust, under the auspices of a good Providence, to arrive strong in Soudan.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
Then there is the flying-boat, developed under naval auspices.
"Our Navy in the War" by Lawrence Perry
Apparently Ducis did his work under favourable auspices.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee

In news:

There was more cooperation than battle, but 32 teams of Rhode Island high school students had it out in high-tech style Saturday morning under the auspices of New England Institute of Technology.
The Bunker Hill Day Commemorative Exercises, sponsored by James W Conway Bunker Hill Post 26, The American Legion, under the auspices of the city of Boston, will be held on Thursday morning, June 17.
The shop, operating under the auspices of the Four Seasons Hotel and labeled a "lifestyle store," is touted by the owners as the first of its kind in Georgetown.
Produced under the auspices of Lost's J.J.
Former Stillwater resident and Concordia College-Moorhead graduate Clark Weyrauch was named one of two winners of the 49th Annual North Dakota District auditions Nov 17 under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera National Council.
It was built under the auspices of the nonprofit MASS (Model of Architecture Serving Society) Design Group.
Coinciding with the city of Elk River's new organizational structure, two existing city services — the building safety and code enforcement divisions — have moved under the auspices of the fire department .
They rejected by a resounding margin a constitutional amendment that year that would have placed the Board of Education (and thus, public schools) under the auspices of Education and the Arts.
REMEMBER THE FIRST "EARTH SUMMIT" IN RIO DE JANEIRO in 1992 and the almost giddy sense of promise that prevailed at the first truly global meeting of world activists and government officials under the auspices of the United Nations.
Hauppauge-based LAN Associates recently inked a deal to come under the auspices of All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions focusing on managed IT services.
The lease was arranged through the auspices of Marcon International, Inc of Coupeville, Wash.
Guided by the nurturing auspices of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, in 2007 it was like a small seedling growing along with three community gardens located in neighborhoods underserved by supermarkets.
If the council wants one or two of its members to help the city clerk with administrative decisions, then they should be operating under the auspices of an "operations committee," or some such entity.
Four hundred years ago, Henry Hudson sailed into New York Harbor under Dutch auspices.
The Poland national football team ( Polish : Reprezentacja Polski w pi?ce no?nej) is the national football team of Poland , under the auspices of the Polish Football Association (PZPN).

In science:

These prototype tools are enabled by the VO infrastructure and interoperability standards that are being developed cooperatively by all the VO pro jects under the auspices of the IVOA1 .
Discovery of optically faint obscured quasars with Virtual Observatory tools
This paper utilizes public domain data originally obtained by the MACHO Project, whose work was performed under the joint auspices of the U.S.
Spatially resolved dusty torus toward the red supergiant WOH G64 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.
Compression Waves and Phase Plots: Simulations
This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S.
Rotational Velocities of Individual Components in Very Low Mass Binaries
This work performed under the auspices of the U.S.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target