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augur:

see omenomen,
sign or augury believed to foreshadow the future. Almost any occurrence can be interpreted as an omen. The typical omen was a natural phenomenon, such as a meteor, an eclipse, or the flight of birds.
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augur

(in ancient Rome) a religious official who observed and interpreted omens and signs to help guide the making of public decisions
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finals after event in 1 augural Dunedin Otago Stadium capacity 30,000 One of three venues on the South Island, it hosts four pool games, including England's ties against Argentina, Georgia and Romania.
As Neustadt writes in Presidential Power, "A President's transition can be defined in two ways, narrowly by the time-span between election and augural, broadly by the time until he and his principal associates become familiar with the work they have to do, including what to ask of one another and what to expect in response" (1980, 217).
Ovid seems to be exploiting these connotations where he draws attention to pater Caesar's augural authority, twice within one couplet (191-92):
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Fourth, their augural system influenced their socio-economic life in that the appearances of auguries regulated many of their daily activities.