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Meaning of auspice

aus•pice

Pronunciation: (ô'spis), [key]
— pl. aus•pic•es
  1. Usually,patronage; support; sponsorship: under the auspices of the Department of Education.
  2. Often,a favorable sign or propitious circumstance.
  3. a divination or prognostication, originally from observing birds.
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