- of or relating to expectation.
- characterized by expectation.
Origin of expectative
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Examples from the Web for expectative
It was too slow for their eagerness and expectative grants were sought for and made in advance so as to profit by the next victim.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1
Henry Charles Lea
They went to Stuttgart, where the Wrtemberg Government kept up a sort of expectative neutrality.Revolution and Counter-Revolution
He is young enough to forgive, and to be forgiven, the possession and the expectative, at least for some years.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son
The Earl of Chesterfield