Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to augurs or augury; augural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to augurs or to augury.

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  • adjective Relating to augurs or to augury.

Etymologies

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Latin augurialis.

Examples

  • Only the bishops have retained the augurial staff, called the crosier; which was the distinctive mark of the dignity of augur; so that the symbol of falsehood has become the symbol of truth.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • “If a hare cross the highway,” says Sir Thomas Browne, (230) “there are few above threescore that are not perplexed thereat; which notwithstanding is but an augurial terror, according to that received expression,

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

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