plural (and today the usual kind) of auspice; 1530s, "observation of wild birds for the intended purpose of using omens," from French auspice (14c.), from Latin auspicum "divination from the journey of wild birds; function of an auspex" (q.v.). Meaning "any sign for the future (especially favorable)" is from 1650s; earlier (1630s) in extended feeling of "benevolent influence of higher energy, impact exerted on behalf of somebody or something," initially in expression under the auspices of.
kindly endorsement and assistance
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(pl. ) of Auspice
The city is the seat of Beloit College, a co-educational, non-sectarian institution, founded under the auspices of the Congregational and Presbyterian churches in 1847, and having, in 1907-1908, 36 instructors and 430 students.