Definition of auspice in English:

auspice

noun

Archaic
  • A divine or prophetic token.

    • ‘Cultural genealogy, more so than ordinary genealogy, depends on a belief in the magical and usually divine auspices of lineage.’
    • ‘The name sounds right for exchanging marriage vows and what better auspices could there be for starting a nuclear family?’
    patronage, aegis, umbrella, protection, guidance, support, backing, guardianship, trusteeship, sponsorship, supervision, influence, control, charge, responsibility, keeping, care
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Phrases

  • under the auspices of

    • With the help, support, or protection of.

      ‘the course is run under the auspices of the Anglican Church’
      • ‘Their dispute ended following agreement reached under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission.’
      • ‘The congress is being held under the auspices of the President of Bulgaria.’
      • ‘The fact that they have been published under the auspices of the UN, however, lends them additional weight.’
      • ‘However, this body is not independent, because it is under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport.’
      • ‘This was usually done under the auspices of local youth committees.’
      • ‘The recent Indian fashion shows in Paris have been held under the auspices of the Indian Embassy there.’
      • ‘In situ investigations of human rights situations have been carried out under the auspices of all the regional organizations.’
      • ‘It was originally set up under the auspices of a Business Enterprise Centre, as a way of promoting the region, as an entity.’
      • ‘Two thirds of all monies that come from Europe to Ireland come under the auspices of the Common Agricultural Policy.’
      • ‘These students come from nine European countries under the auspices of the Erasmus exchange programme.’
      • ‘Many private gardens are open during the summer under the auspices of Scotland's Gardens Scheme.’
      • ‘But this should only be done under the auspices of the United Nations.’
      • ‘A six-month course for 10 nurses will be held at the hospital under the auspices of the University of Essex.’
      • ‘New national standards will also be introduced and they will come under the auspices of a new government-funded trust.’
      • ‘This is happening on their watch, under their auspices.’
      • ‘The brilliant young pianist was in the city to give a solo concert under the auspices of the Russian Cultural Centre.’
      • ‘These courts are not separate courts - they are still under the auspices of the Supreme Court.’
      • ‘The past year has seen a number of initiatives completed under the auspices of the community council.’
      • ‘The truth is that the war was undertaken under UN auspices.’
      • ‘Our board of directors agreed, given that this is done under the auspices of the British National Theatre.’
      • ‘The globalisation process in Europe has taken place under the auspices of the European Union.’
      patronage, aegis, umbrella, protection, guidance, support, backing, guardianship, trusteeship, sponsorship, supervision, influence, control, charge, responsibility, keeping, care
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Origin

Mid 16th century (originally denoting the observation of bird flight in divination): from French, or from Latin auspicium, from auspex observer of birds, from avis bird + specere to look.

Pronunciation:

auspice

/ˈɔːspɪs/