auspices auspices  /ˈɔ spɪ sɪz/


  1. (n) kindly endorsement and guidance
  2. (n) a favorable omen
  3. (n) (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy



  1. Hillary and Tenzing went to the Himalayas under the auspices of the British Empire, then recognizably in terminal decline.
  2. Much of that research would be done under the auspices of the Department of Energy, but Secretary Chu has seen his requests for more funding rebuffed by Congress.


  1. Springfield Baptist Church ordains Robert E. Davalt II

    The Springfield Baptist Church ordained Robert E. Davalt II in a worship service May 19. Rev. Davalt, 49, began youth ministry at Springfield Baptist in March 2008. The Ordination was under the auspices of the American Baptist Churches (ABC) USA. Delegates from seven area ABC churches participated in the service. Dr. Donald Chaney, chairman of the Cairn University Graduate Programs delivered a ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Springfield Press

  2. Statehouse beat: Less funds may not be such a bad thing

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When work begins later this month fixing up the Governors Mansion, funding wont be coming from the Executive Mansion Renovation Fund. Between 2007-2009, under the auspices of the previous occupants, the fund raised and spent more than ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  3. ‘Glitch’ regarding Career Tech’s charter resolved by school district

    The upcoming school year at Career Tech, a public charter school operating under the auspices of Lincoln County School District (LCSD), has been in doubt because of a development involving the school’s advisory board.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Newport News-Times


  1. "I cannot in good conscience at this time attend an event, under the auspices of NSW ALP head office," Mr Costa wrote. "The NSW ALP head office machine, it appears with the acquiescence of its general secretary Karl Bitar and his mentors and...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Michael Costa Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I don't think we're expecting a deal. That will come under the United Nations' auspices in Copenhagen next year," Canada Environment Minister John Baird told reporters en route to Japan.
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: John Baird Source: Reuters India

  3. "We are working closely with the district attorney," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday. "Our Internal Affairs Bureau people are very much involved in the investigation as it is conducted through the auspices of the grand jury."
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Raymond Kelly Source: FOXNews

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