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vaticination n : knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source) [syn: prophecy, prognostication]

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  1. 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 2003, p. 28)

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