noun \ˈ-gyə-rē, -gə-\
plural au·gu·ries

Definition of AUGURY

:  divination from auspices or omens; also :  an instance of this
:  omen, portent

Examples of AUGURY

  1. <a yearbook augury that of all the graduates, he would be the most likely to succeed>
  2. <some people believe that a broken mirror is an augury of seven years' bad luck>

First Known Use of AUGURY

14th century

Other Occult Terms

censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with AUGURY


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