Ex*pect"a*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. expectatif.]

Constituting an object of expectation; contingent.

Expectative grace, a mandate given by the pope or a prince appointing a successor to any benefice before it becomes vacant.



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Ex*pect"a*tive, n. [F. expectative, fr. expectatif expectant.]

Something in expectation; esp., an expectative grace.



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