Estate in expectancy
Expectance Ex*pect"ance, Expectancy Ex*pect"an*cy, n. 1. The act of expecting; expectation. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is expected, or looked or waited for with interest; the object of expectation or hope. [1913 Webster]

The expectancy and rose of the fair state. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Estate in expectancy} (Law), one the possession of which a person is entitled to have at some future time, either as a remainder or reversion, or on the death of some one. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • estate in expectancy — see estate 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • estate in expectancy — One which is not yet in possession, but the enjoyment of which is to begin at a future time. An estate giving a present or vested contingent right of future enjoyment. One in which the right to pernancy of the profits is postponed to some future… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate in expectancy — One which is not yet in possession, but the enjoyment of which is to begin at a future time. An estate giving a present or vested contingent right of future enjoyment. One in which the right to pernancy of the profits is postponed to some future… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate in expectancy — an estate either vested or contingent in which one has a present right or interest but of which the possession is postponed or limited to take effect at some future time or upon some future event …   Useful english dictionary

  • estate in expectancy — See expectant estate …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • in expectancy — See estate in expectancy; expectancy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estate — es·tate /i stāt/ n [Anglo French estat, literally, state, condition, from Old French, from Latin status, from stare to stand] 1: the interest of a particular degree, nature, quality, or extent that one has in land or other property compare fee;… …   Law dictionary

  • Expectancy — Expectance Ex*pect ance, Expectancy Ex*pect an*cy, n. 1. The act of expecting; expectation. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is expected, or looked or waited for with interest; the object of expectation or hope. [1913 Webster] The expectancy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expectancy — ex·pec·tan·cy n pl cies: something expected: as a: an interest held by a person who may receive something (as a bequest) in the future but has no enforceable right to it b: the benefit that will be received from a contract if performed Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Expectant estate — Expectant Ex*pect ant, a. [L.expectans, exspectans, p. pr. of expectare, exspectare: cf. F. expectant.] Waiting in expectation; looking for; (Med.) waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment. [1913 Webster] {Expectant estate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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