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.
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vaticination

1. the act of prophesying.
2. the thing foretold. — vaticinator, n.
See also: Future
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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
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vaticination

noun
Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means:
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References in classic literature ?
Archer had been wont to smile at these annual vaticinations of his mother's; but this year even he was obliged to acknowledge, as he listened to an enumeration of the changes, that the "trend" was visible.
It informs the declarations of her statesmen, the theories of her revolutionists, and the mystic vaticinations of prophets to the point of making freedom look like a form of debauch, and the Christian virtues themselves appear actually indecent.
Registre de haute tenue oratoire oAa se glissait jamais aucune ombre de vaticination dAaAaAeA@magogique.
Griffiths, Early Vaticination in Welsh with English Parallels (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1937), 93, 99-100; Rachel Bromwich, Trioedd Ynys Prydein (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2006), 467-472.
her vaticination of a child to be born without hands