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n. pl. aus·pi·ces (ô′spĭ-sēz′)
An augur of ancient Rome, especially one who interpreted omens derived from the observation of birds.
[Latin; see auspice.]
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n, pl auspices (ˈɔːspɪˌsiːz)
(Historical Terms) Roman history another word for augur1
[C16: from Latin: observer of birds, from avis bird + specere to look]
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n., pl. aus•pi•ces (ˈɔ spəˌsiz)
an augur of ancient Rome.
[1590–1600; < Latin: one who observes birds, augur =au-, base of avis bird + spec(ere) to look at + -s nominative singular suffix]
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|Noun||1.||auspex - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy|
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
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