from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An augur of ancient Rome, especially one who interpreted omens derived from the observation of birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who divines by observing the motions, cries, etc., of birds; a diviner in general; an augur.
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- n. (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
Latin; see auspice.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)