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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a favorable omen;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Auspice \Aus"pice\, n.; pl. Auspices. [L. auspicium, fr. auspex: cf. F. auspice. See Auspicate, a.] 1. A divining or taking of omens by observing birds; an omen as to an undertaking, drawn from birds; an augury; an omen or sign in general; an indication as to the future. [1913 Webster] 2. Protection; patronage and care; guidance. [1913 Webster] Which by his auspice they will nobler make. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense the word is generally plural, auspices; as, under the auspices of the king. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

auspice n 1: a favorable omen