noun, plural ex·pect·an·cies.
an object of expectation; something expected.
Origin of expectancy
From the Medieval Latin
dating back to 1590–1600.
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Historical Examples of expectance
By desire, by expectance, by petition, by faithful stewardship.
"No, I didn't," said Annie, obliged by this expectance to say something.
The word which he employs, by its very form, expresses that that expectance is habitual and continuous.
In expectance of two words of you this morning I venture to offer you my best wishes for the future.
Mrs. Munger prompted, with an increase of expectance in her large clear eyes, and of impartiality in her whole face.
British Dictionary definitions for expectance
something expected, esp on the basis of a norm or averagehis life expectancy was 30 years
the prospect of a future interest or possession, esp in propertyan estate in expectancy
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