Expectance Ex*pect"ance, Expectancy Ex*pect"an*cy, n. 1. The act of expecting; expectation. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is expected, or looked or waited for with interest; the object of expectation or hope. [1913 Webster]

The expectancy and rose of the fair state. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Estate in expectancy} (Law), one the possession of which a person is entitled to have at some future time, either as a remainder or reversion, or on the death of some one. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

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