Definitions

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  • n. The practice of augury.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The practice of augury.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of augury, or the foretelling of events by signs or omens: as, “tripudiary augurations,”

Etymologies

Latin auguratio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then came the Armistice and the Peace Conference, and while the deliberations of Paris and elsewhere did not bring to civilization all we hoped it would bring to us, yet to me the future is not without hope for the triumph of the mental over the animal, for the triumph of reason over brute force, and for the in -. auguration of the co-operative principle where the competitive has reigned supreme throughout all history in all our relationships.

    The Farmer Movement in Alberta Politics

  • If only Alan Colmes had stayed on until the de-auguration, Sean Hannity could be said to have held the “same job” through the entire term.

    Matthew Yglesias » Trivia Question

  • The biggest of them all, The Great Synagogue, was built and consecrated in 1880, although its in­auguration had to wait until World War One was finishing.

    Great Synagogue of Oran, 1880-1963

  • It was usual to consult an auguration book and a _marabut_, or saint, before deciding on a fortunate day for putting to sea, and these saints expected a share of the prize money.

    The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

  • And sorcery and magic increased, and divination and auguration and fornication and the persecution of the righteous at the hands of

    Commentary on Revelation

  • On the fourth day of March official and ceremonial notice was taken of the in - auguration, one hundred years ago, of the first president given by the Commonwealth to the nation.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

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