vaticination


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va·tic·i·nate

 (və-tĭs′ə-nāt′)
v. va·tic·i·nat·ed, va·tic·i·nat·ing, va·tic·i·nates
v.tr.
To prophesy; foretell.
v.intr.
To be a prophet.

[Latin vāticinārī, vāticināt-, from vātēs, seer; see vatic.]

va·tic′i·na′tion (-nā′shən) n.
va·tic′i·na′tor n.

vaticination

1. the act of prophesying.
2. the thing foretold. — vaticinator, n.
See also: Future
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaticination - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)vaticination - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
crystal gazing - staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events
fortune telling, soothsaying, foretelling, divination - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means

vaticination

noun
Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means:
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