from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Protection or support; patronage.
- noun A sign indicative of future prospects; an omen.
- noun Observation of and divination from the actions of birds.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An augury from birds; an omen or a sign in general: as, to take the auspices; an auspice of good fortune.
- noun Protection or lead; favoring or propitious influence; patronage: especially in the phrase under the auspices (of).
- noun A circumstance or conjunction of circumstances betokening success: as, his career was begun under the fairest auspices.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
- noun Protection; patronage and care; guidance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
omenor a sign.
- noun obsolete
Divinationfrom the actionsof birds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a favorable omen
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
The English noun "auspice," which originally referred to this practice of observing birds to discover omens, also comes from Latin "auspex."
"auspice" is derived from watching birds (_avium inspectione_).
I will not twitter lies about myself, even under the auspice of ‘creative license’ or because it might be cool to do so.
But, we're all supposed to accept it under the auspice of "Keep Portland Wierd".
Additionally Hitler's platform ran on health care and Government expansion into a citixzen''ss lives, all under the auspice of equality. the word NAZI means National Socialist, which accurately describes Obama.
I discovered the Cuban Writing Retreat, run through the University of Sydney under the auspice of award winning Australian author Sue Woolfe last year after the Byron Bay Writers Festival.
Under the auspice of Pope Shenouda III, the Heliopolis-based network aims to bring the teachings of the Coptic Church, through liturgies, Bible studies, children's programming and more, into the homes of Copts worldwide.
David Liddiment, a member of the BBC Trust, said it was still working out how it would oversee the World Service when it comes under the BBC's auspice in 2014.
Under the auspice of the Cuban Fund for Cultural Goods, 1,500 artists, craftsmen, painters, art promoters and others who have a sales license and goods to offer will be present at the PABEXPO showroom in Havana and in the other 13 provinces from April 22 through May 7 selling their goods for the new found gift giving celebration. 25 institutional stands and 170 individual ones required sales space.
For those Aussie readers, you could consider a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Project under the auspice of the Fred Hollows Foundation.