noun, plural au·gu·ries.
- augsburg confession,
- augur well for,
Origin of augury
Examples from the Web for augural
Neither pontifical law nor augural science ever obtained credit outside of the Latin world.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism|Franz Cumont
The two main streets appear to follow some method of orientation connected with augural science.Ancient Town-Planning|F. Haverfield
I am writing treatises on augural, pontifical, and civil law.Treatises on Friendship and Old Age|Marcus Tullius Cicero
Between the heads are thyrsi or Bacchic rods entwined with ivy and vine shoots, and litui or augural wands used in taking omens.Warwickshire|Clive Holland
The year of this letter has been inferred from the mention of Lentulus's augural banquet.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1|Marcus Tullius Cicero
noun plural -ries
late 14c., "divination from the flight of birds," from Old French augure "divination, soothsaying, sorcery, enchantment," or directly from Latin augurium "divination, the observation and interpretation of omens" (see augur). Figurative sense of "omen, portent, indication" is from 1797 (also often in plural as auguries).