Augury Au"gu*ry, n.; pl. {Auguries}. [L. aucurium.] 1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination. [1913 Webster]

2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage. [1913 Webster]

From their flight strange auguries she drew. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave little augury of his future greatness. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

3. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur. [1913 Webster]

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