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expectative

[ ik-spek-tuh-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈspɛk tə tɪv /
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adjective
of or relating to expectation.
characterized by expectation.
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Origin of expectative

From the Medieval Latin word expectātīvus, dating back to 1480–90. See expectation, -ive
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