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aus·pice

 (ô′spĭs)
n. pl. aus·pi·ces (ô′spĭ-sĭz, -sēz′)
1. also auspices Protection or support; patronage.
2. A sign indicative of future prospects; an omen: Auspices for the venture seemed favorable.
3. Observation of and divination from the actions of birds.

[Latin auspicium, bird divination, auspices, from auspex, auspic-, bird augur; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

auspice

(ˈɔːspɪs)
n, pl -pices (-pɪsɪz)
1. (usually plural) patronage or guidance (esp in the phrase under the auspices of)
2. (often plural) a sign or omen, esp one that is favourable
[C16: from Latin auspicium augury from birds; see auspex]

aus•pice

(ˈɔ spɪs)

n., pl. aus•pic•es (ˈɔ spə sɪz)
1. Usu., auspices. patronage; support; sponsorship.
2. Often, auspices. a favorable sign or propitious circumstance.
3. a divination or prognostication, orig. from observing birds.
[1525–35; < French < Latin auspicium < auspex]

auspice

- Originally denoted the observation of bird flight as a form of divination.
See also related terms for observation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auspice - a favorable omenauspice - a favorable omen      
omen, portent, prognostic, prognostication, presage, prodigy - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

auspice

noun
Aid or support given by a patron.Often used in plural:
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Raffles had a personal motto, 'Auspicium Melioris Aevi'.
Segundo Carpinetti (2009), os vocabulos augure(m) (> 'augure'), augurium (> 'augurio') e auspicium (> 'auspicio') apresentam significados distintos.
Una de las piedras angulares de las reconstrucciones del derecho publico romano es el concepto de imperium (y junto con este el de auspicium), suma de poderes cuyo titular es el supremo magistrado republicano, poder soberano, unitario, originario, inicialmente y potencialmente ilimitado, vinculado al poder del antiguo monarca.
HAGERSTROM, Das magistratische Ius in seinem Zusammenhang mit dem romischen Sakralrecht, Upsala, Universitat Arsskrift, 1929, quien sostuvo que la naturaleza del imperium del rex y del magistrado se revela en el auspicium, y este consistiria en la capacidad para determinar la voluntad divina.