expectative

[ ik-spek-tuh-tiv ]
/ ɪkˈspɛk tə tɪv /
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adjective

of or relating to expectation.
characterized by expectation.

Nearby words

  1. expectant,
  2. expectation,
  3. expectation of life,
  4. expectation sunday,
  5. expectation week,
  6. expected frequency,
  7. expected utility,
  8. expected value,
  9. expecting,
  10. expectorant

Origin of expectative

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

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