noun, plural aus·pi·ces [aw-spuh-seez] /ˈɔ spəˌsiz/.
Origin of auspex
noun, plural aus·pic·es [aw-spuh-siz] /ˈɔ spə sɪz/.
Origin of auspice
Examples from the Web for auspices
Surely you could visit these places independently outside of the auspices of a group, I say to Lear.
The discussion was held under the auspices of two Members of Knesset, Tamar Zandberg and Dov Henin.
Nor, despite being hosted under the auspices of a think-tank, did the evening revolve around scholarship.
We have grown up under the auspices of an industrial food chain that is one and a half centuries old.
This was the first tour under the auspices of the Melbourne Club.
All the world, she pretends, was ruled under her auspices, and it was only in her presence that mankind was really happy.A History of Caricature and Grotesque|Thomas Wright
In submitting the following work to the public, I venture to do so under your auspices, if not under the sanction of your name.Notes On The Apocalypse|David Steele
I have long seen a formed party in the legislature, under his auspices, bent upon my subversion.Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.|Benson J. Lossing
Now that Mary's schooling was over, she was to see the world under Lady Anne's auspices.Mary Gray|Katharine Tynan
noun plural auspices (ˈɔːspɪˌsiːz)
Word Origin for auspex
noun plural -pices (-pɪsɪz)
Word Origin for auspice
plural (and now the usual form) of auspice; 1530s, "observation of birds for the purpose of taking omens," from French auspice (14c.), from Latin auspicum "function of an auspex" (q.v.). Meaning "any indication of the future (especially favorable)" is from 1650s; earlier (1630s) in extended sense of "benevolent influence of greater power, influence exerted on behalf of someone or something," originally in expression under the auspices of.
1590s, "one who observes flights of birds for the purpose of taking omens," from Latin auspex "interpreter of omens given by birds," from PIE *awi-spek- "observer of birds," from *awi- "bird" (see aviary) + *spek- "to see" (see scope (n.1)). Connection between birds and omens also is in Greek oionos "bird of prey, bird of omen, omen," and ornis "bird," which also could mean "omen."