from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to an augur, or to the duties or profession of an augur; of or pertaining to divination; ominous: as, “portents augural,” Cowper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to augurs or to augury; betokening; ominous; significant

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  • adjective prophetic


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