Pro*spec"tive (?), a. [L. prospectivus: cf. F. prospectif. See Prospect, n.]

1.

Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective.

[Obs.]

Time's long and dark prospective glass. Milton.

2.

Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; -- opposed to retrospective.

The French king of Sweden are circumspect, industrious, and prospective, too, in this affair. Sir J. Child.

3.

Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; as, a prospective benefit.

Points on which the promises, at the time of ordination, had no prospective bearing. W. Jay.

 

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Pro*spec"tive (?), n.

1.

The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.

Sir H. Wotton.

2.

A perspective glass.

[Obs.]

Chaucer. Beau. & Fl.

 

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