noun, plural ex·pect·an·cies.
Origin of expectancy
Can be confusedexpectancy expectation
Examples from the Web for expectance
In expectance of two words of you this morning I venture to offer you my best wishes for the future.
That patience is no mere passive endurance without murmuring, but implies tension of expectance.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 1|A. Maclaren
"No, I didn't," said Annie, obliged by this expectance to say something.
Mrs. Munger prompted, with an increase of expectance in her large clear eyes, and of impartiality in her whole face.
By desire, by expectance, by petition, by faithful stewardship.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren