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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expectance  \Ex*pect"ance\,  Expectancy  \Ex*pect"an*cy\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  expecting;  expectation.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  expected,  or  looked  or  waited  for  with 
  interest;  the  object  of  expectation  or  hope. 
 
  The  expectancy  and  rose  of  the  fair  state.  --Shak. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expectancy 
  n  1:  pleasurable  expectation  [syn:  {anticipation}] 
  2:  something  expected  (as  on  the  basis  of  a  norm);  "each  of 
  them  had  their  own  anticipations";  "an  indicator  of 
  expectancy  in  development"  [syn:  {anticipation}] 




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