One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A divine or prophetic token.
- ‘The name sounds right for exchanging marriage vows and what better auspices could there be for starting a nuclear family?’
- ‘Cultural genealogy, more so than ordinary genealogy, depends on a belief in the magical and usually divine auspices of lineage.’
under the auspices of
archaic With the help, support, or protection of.‘the course is run under the auspices of the Anglican Church’
- ‘New national standards will also be introduced and they will come under the auspices of a new government-funded trust.’
- ‘In situ investigations of human rights situations have been carried out under the auspices of all the regional organizations.’
- ‘The truth is that the war was undertaken under UN auspices.’
- ‘This was usually done under the auspices of local youth committees.’
- ‘Two thirds of all monies that come from Europe to Ireland come under the auspices of the Common Agricultural Policy.’
- ‘The past year has seen a number of initiatives completed under the auspices of the community council.’
- ‘A six-month course for 10 nurses will be held at the hospital under the auspices of the University of Essex.’
- ‘This is happening on their watch, under their auspices.’
- ‘The fact that they have been published under the auspices of the UN, however, lends them additional weight.’
- ‘These courts are not separate courts - they are still under the auspices of the Supreme Court.’
- ‘It was originally set up under the auspices of a Business Enterprise Centre, as a way of promoting the region, as an entity.’
- ‘Their dispute ended following agreement reached under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission.’
- ‘The globalisation process in Europe has taken place under the auspices of the European Union.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The brilliant young pianist was in the city to give a solo concert under the auspices of the Russian Cultural Centre.’
- ‘The congress is being held under the auspices of the President of Bulgaria.’
- ‘However, this body is not independent, because it is under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport.’
- ‘Our board of directors agreed, given that this is done under the auspices of the British National Theatre.’
- ‘The recent Indian fashion shows in Paris have been held under the auspices of the Indian Embassy there.’
- ‘But this should only be done under the auspices of the United Nations.’
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’.
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