Definition of auspice
plural aus·pic·es play \-pə-səz, -ˌsēz\
1 : observation by an augur especially of the flight and feeding of birds to discover omens
2 plural : kindly patronage and guidance <doing research under the auspices of the local historical society>
3 : a prophetic sign; especially : a favorable sign
Examples of auspice
<a program for inner-city youths that is under the auspices of a national corporation>
<interpreted the teacher's smile as an auspice that he would get an A on his presentation>
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