Divination by means of inspecting the entrails of sacrificed animals.
[From Latin extispicium, from extispex, extispic-, one who perform extispicy : Latin exta, entrails, viscera (perhaps contraction of *exsecta : ex-, ex- + secta, neuter pl. of sectus, past participle of secāre, to cut; see sek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -spex, one who sees; see spek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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