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 delegation's visit was arranged under UN auspices’
- ‘Two thirds of all monies that come from Europe to Ireland come under the auspices of the Common Agricultural Policy.’
- ‘It was originally set up under the auspices of a Business Enterprise Centre, as a way of promoting the region, as an entity.’
- ‘These students come from nine European countries under the auspices of the Erasmus exchange programme.’
- ‘The brilliant young pianist was in the city to give a solo concert under the auspices of the Russian Cultural Centre.’
- ‘In situ investigations of human rights situations have been carried out under the auspices of all the regional organizations.’
- ‘This was usually done under the auspices of local youth committees.’
- ‘The fact that they have been published under the auspices of the UN, however, lends them additional weight.’
- ‘The past year has seen a number of initiatives completed under the auspices of the community council.’
- ‘The recent Indian fashion shows in Paris have been held under the auspices of the Indian Embassy there.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘These courts are not separate courts - they are still under the auspices of the Supreme Court.’
- ‘The congress is being held under the auspices of the President of Bulgaria.’
- ‘The globalisation process in Europe has taken place under the auspices of the European Union.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But this should only be done under the auspices of the United Nations.’
- ‘This is happening on their watch, under their auspices.’
- ‘Their dispute ended following agreement reached under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission.’
- ‘However, this body is not independent, because it is under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport.’
- ‘Many private gardens are open during the summer under the auspices of Scotland's Gardens Scheme.’
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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