ha·​rus·​pi·​ca·​tion hə-ˌrə-spə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce haruspication (audio)
chiefly British
: an act or instance of foretelling something

Word History


Latin haruspic-, haruspex haruspex + -ation

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haruspication was in 1871

Dictionary Entries Near haruspication

Cite this Entry

“Haruspication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haruspication. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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