expectative definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or described as expectation.
    • Of or pertaining to an expectation
    • Of or with respect to the reversion of a benefice
    • Constituting an object of hope; contingent.
    • Of, regarding, or characterized by expectation.
    • Of or regarding an expectation
    • Of or pertaining to the reversion of a benefice
    • Constituting an object of hope; contingent.
  • noun:
    • One thing in expectation; esp., an expectative grace.
    • whatever is anticipated; something in hope.
    • especially In the Roman Catholic Church, the ability to be collated as time goes on to a benefice perhaps not vacant as soon as the right is given.
    • Something in expectation; esp., an expectative sophistication.
    • That which is anticipated; some thing in hope.
    • especially in Roman Catholic Church, the right to be collated in the foreseeable future to a benefice perhaps not vacant as soon as the right is awarded.
  • others:
    • Constituting an object of expectation; providing rise to hope; anticipatory.
    • Eccles., regarding an expectative. See II., 2.
    • Constituting an object of hope; giving rise to hope; anticipatory.
    • Eccles., with respect to an expectative. See II., 2.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "expectative"
    • WILLIS: So, we're not talking the…
    • View More
  • Synonym for "expectative"
  • Form for "expectative"
235 votes

How would you define expectative?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!