augury

[ aw-gyuh-ree ]
/ ˈɔ gyə ri /

noun, plural au·gu·ries.

the art or practice of an augur; divination.
the rite or ceremony of an augur.
an omen, token, or indication.

Origin of augury

1325–75; Middle English < Latin augurium soothsaying, equivalent to augur augur1 + -ium -ium

Related forms

au·gu·ral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for augury

augury

/ (ˈɔːɡjʊrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the art of or a rite conducted by an augur
a sign or portent; omen
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