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The ClueAegis (8 letter answer)
NotesThe answer AUSPICES is so rare that it appears less than once every 2500 puzzles.
DefinitionAUSPICES as a noun:
1. (auspices, protection, aegis) = kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
AUSPEX as a noun:
1. (augur, auspex) = (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
AUSPICE as a noun:
1. a favorable omen