Vaticination Va*tic`i*na"tion, n. [L. vaticinatio.] Prediction; prophecy. [1913 Webster]

It is not a false utterance; it is a true, though an impetuous, vaticination. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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  • vaticination — [ vatisinasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1512; lat. vaticinatio ♦ Littér. Prédiction de l avenir. ⇒ oracle, prophétie. ● vaticination nom féminin (latin vaticinatio) Oracle d un vaticinateur. Littéraire. Prophétie rabâchée et pompeuse. ● vaticination (synonymes) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vaticination — index prognosis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vaticination — Vaticination, Vaticinatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • vaticination — (va ti si na sion) s. f. Latinisme peu usité. Prédiction, prophétie. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. vaticinationem (voy. vaticinateur). SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    VATICINATION. Ajoutez : •   Comme je sais pourtant.... que V. A. S. est présentement dans le …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • vaticination — /veuh tis euh nay sheuhn, vat euh seuh /, n. 1. an act of prophesying. 2. a prophesy. [1595 1605; < L vaticination (s. of vaticinatio). See VATICINATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • vaticination — noun /vəˌtɪsɪˈneɪʃən/ Prediction, prophecy. , 1759: Yorick scarce ever heard this sad vaticination of his destiny read over to him, but with a tear stealing from his eye Laurence Sterne, The Life Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin… …   Wiktionary

  • vaticination — noun Date: 1603 1. prediction 2. the act of prophesying …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vaticination — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means: divination, oracle, prophecy, soothsaying, vision. See FORESIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • vaticination — n. prophecy, prediction, forecast; act of predicting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vaticination — n. Prophecy, prediction, prognostication, augury, divination …   New dictionary of synonyms

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