haruspication

noun
ha·​rus·​pi·​ca·​tion | \ hə-ˌrə-spə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce haruspication (audio) \

Definition of haruspication

chiefly British
: an act or instance of foretelling something

First Known Use of haruspication

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haruspication

Latin haruspic-, haruspex haruspex + -ation

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“Haruspication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haruspication. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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