• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Aulic Pertaining to a royal court. "Ecclesiastical wealth and aulic dignities."
    • n Aulic The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aulic Pertaining to a royal court. In the old German empire, the Aulic Council was the personal council of the emperor, and one of the two supreme courts of the empire which decided without appeal. It was instituted about 1502, and organized under a definite constitution in 1559, modified in 1654. It finally consisted of a president, a vice-president, and eighteen councilors, six of whom were Protestants; the unanimous vote of the latter could not be set aside by the others. The Aulic Council ceased to exist on the extinction of the German empire in 1806. The title is now given to the Council of State of the Emperor of Austria. Also aulical.
    • aulic [⟨ aula, 2.] In anatomy, of or pertaining to the aula. Wilder.
    • n aulic Formerly, in the University of Paris, the ceremony of conferring the degree of doctor in theology, including a harangue by the chancellor and a disputation upon a thesis written and defended by the candidate: so called because it was held in the great hall of the archbishopric.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aulic awl′ik pertaining to a royal court
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aulicus, Gr. , fr. hall, court, royal court
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aulicusaula, Gr. aulē, a royal court.


In literature:

Never came such a cataract of evil news on an Aulic Council before.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIII. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--First Silesian War, Leaving the General European One Ablaze All Round, Gets Ended--May, 1741-July, 1742." by Thomas Carlyle
Another habitual visitor was thin-legged, short-sighted Aulic Councillor Praotzev, ex-schoolmaster.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
You shall sleep to-night, sir, like an Aulic Councillor!
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
He called it "the analogue of the Aulic Council" (pronounced "Owlic," to give more effect to the description).
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 19, 1917" by Various
Argonne will be much more easily mastered than the King's closet and the Aulic Council.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
His Imperial Majesty has advanced his brother Count Henry Thaun to be a brigadier, and a Councillor of the Aulic Council of War.
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
How many troops do you think the wisdom of the Aulic Council had provided to protect the provinces?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLV. July, 1844. Vol. LVI." by Various
The aim of the Aulic Council and Wuermser had been to relieve Mantua and restore the Hapsburg rule over Lombardy.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
I have often praised the Aulic Council.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
AULIC COUNCIL, establishment of the, 102.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott

In science:

For the laboratory fluid problem of the hydr aulic jump, a similar type of symmetry was shown to exist, going up to the second order of nonlinearity (Ray & Bhattacharjee 2007b).
Implications of nonlinearity for spherically symmetric accretion