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 delegation's visit was arranged under UN auspices’
      • ‘A six-month course for 10 nurses will be held at the hospital under the auspices of the University of Essex.’
      • ‘Their dispute ended following agreement reached under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission.’
      • ‘Our board of directors agreed, given that this is done under the auspices of the British National Theatre.’
      • ‘Many private gardens are open during the summer under the auspices of Scotland's Gardens Scheme.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The globalisation process in Europe has taken place under the auspices of the European Union.’
      • ‘This was usually done under the auspices of local youth committees.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘New national standards will also be introduced and they will come under the auspices of a new government-funded trust.’
      • ‘The fact that they have been published under the auspices of the UN, however, lends them additional weight.’
      • ‘The recent Indian fashion shows in Paris have been held under the auspices of the Indian Embassy there.’
      • ‘The past year has seen a number of initiatives completed under the auspices of the community council.’
      • ‘Two thirds of all monies that come from Europe to Ireland come under the auspices of the Common Agricultural Policy.’
      • ‘This is happening on their watch, under their auspices.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘These courts are not separate courts - they are still under the auspices of the Supreme Court.’
      • ‘The truth is that the war was undertaken under UN auspices.’
      • ‘But this should only be done under the auspices of the United Nations.’
      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

/ˈôspəs/