Ex*pect"ant (?), a. [L.expectans, exspectans, p.pr. of expectare, exspectare: cf. F. expectant.]

Waiting in expectation; looking for

; Med.

waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment.

Expectant estate Law, an estate in expectancy. See under Expectancy.


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Ex*pect"ant, n.

One who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by hope of receiving some good.

An expectant of future glory. South.

Those who had employments, or were expectants. Swift.


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