Aulic council(Hist.), a supreme court of the old German empire; properly the supreme court of the emperor. It ceased at the death of each emperor, and was renewed by his successor. It became extinct when the German empire was dissolved, in 1806. The term is now applied to a council of the war department of the Austrian empire, and the members of different provincial chanceries of that empire are called aulic councilors. P. Cyc.

(Au"lic), n. The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic).

(Auln) n. An ell. [Obs.] See Aune.

(Aul"nage Aul"na*ger) n. See Alnage and Alnager.

(Aum) n. Same as Aam.

(Au*mail") v. t. [OE. for amel, enamel.] To figure or variegate. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Aum"bry) n. Same as Ambry.

(Au"me*ry) n. A form of Ambry, a closet; but confused with Almonry, as if a place for alms.

(Aun"cel) n. A rude balance for weighing, and a kind of weight, formerly used in England. Halliwell.

(Aun"cet*ry) n. Ancestry. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(||Aune) n. [F. See Alnage.] A French cloth measure, of different parts of the country (at Paris, 0.95 of an English ell); — now superseded by the meter.

(Aunt) n. [OF. ante, F. tante, L. amita father's sister. Cf. Amma.]

1. The sister of one's father or mother; — correlative to nephew or niece. Also applied to an uncle's wife.

Aunt is sometimes applied as a title or term of endearment to a kind elderly woman not thus related.

2. An old woman; and old gossip. [Obs.] Shak.

3. A bawd, or a prostitute. [Obs.] Shak.

Aunt Sally, a puppet head placed on a pole and having a pipe in its mouth; also a game, which consists in trying to hit the pipe by throwing short bludgeons at it.

(Aun"ter) n. Adventure; hap. [Obs.]

In aunters, perchance.

(Aun"ter, Aun"tre) v. t. [See Adventure.] To venture; to dare. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Aunt"ie, Aunt"y) n. A familiar name for an aunt. In the southern United States a familiar term applied to aged negro women.

(Aun"trous) a. Adventurous. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Au"lic), a. [L. aulicus, Gr. fr. hall, court, royal court.] Pertaining to a royal court.

Ecclesiastical wealth and aulic dignities.

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