AUGURY

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refers to the divination of future events on the basis of omens, or other signs. In ancient Rome, an augur was a priest whose interpretations of natural phenomena (e.g., meteorological events, the flights of birds) guided public decisions.

AUGURY: "An augury is said to be able to predict future events."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AUGURY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/augury/ (accessed June 27, 2022).

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