Definition of Expectative

1. a. Constituting an object of expectation; contingent.



2. n. Something in expectation; esp., an expectative grace.

Definition of Expectative

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to an expectation ¹

2. Adjective. (context: canon law) Of or pertaining to the reversion of a benefice ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expectative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expectative

expect the unexpected
expectable
expectably
expectance
expectances
expectancies
expectancy
expectant
expectantly
expectants
expectation
expectation neurosis
expectation of life
expectational
expectations
expectative (current term)
expectative grace
expected
expected date of confinement
expected value
expectedly
expectedness
expectednesses
expecter
expecters
expectest
expecteth
expecting
expectingly
expective

Literary usage of Expectative

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1. The Works of William Robertson ...: To which is Prefixed, an Account of His by William Robertson, Dugald Stewart (1817)
"... in order to render the i520. exertion of papal power unbounded, expectative graces, or mandates nominating a person to succeed to a benefice upon the ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"An expectative, or an expectative grace, is the anticipatory grant of an ... Nevertheless, during the Middle Ages expectative graces were customarily ..."

3. A History of Spain from the Earliest Times to the Death of Ferdinand the by Ulick Ralph Burke (1900)
"The grant to Ximenez was generally expectative ; and was thus in accordance with the letter, if contrary to the spirit, of the existing ..."

4. A Source Book of Mediæval History: Documents Illustrative of European Life by Frederic Austin Ogg (1907)
"... expectative l have given rise to grievous abuses and unbearable burdens; that the most notable and best endowed benefices have fallen into ..."

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