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Vatical \Vat"ic*al\, a. [L. vates a prophet.] Of or pertaining to a prophet; prophetical.
--Bp. Hall.


a. Of or pertaining to a prophet; prophetic.


adj. resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions" [syn: divinatory, mantic, sibylline, sibyllic, vatic]

Usage examples of "vatical".

If by ill fate that day should come, my successor officiating in the vatical fields along the Tiber will already have ceased to be merely the chief of a gang, or of a band of sectarians, and will have become in his turn one of the universal figures of authority.