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} (Law), an estate in expectancy. See under {Expectancy}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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} (Law), an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • estate — The degree, quantity, nature, and extent of interest which a person has in real and personal property. An estate in lands, tenements, and hereditaments signifies such interest as the tenant has therein. 2 Bl.Comm. 103. The condition or… …   Black's law dictionary

  • estate — The degree, quantity, nature, and extent of interest which a person has in real and personal property. An estate in lands, tenements, and hereditaments signifies such interest as the tenant has therein. 2 Bl.Comm. 103. The condition or… …   Black's law dictionary

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

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

  • expectant heir — /akspektant er/ A person who has the expectation of inheriting property or an estate, but small present means …   Black's law dictionary

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

  • expectant heir — /akspektant er/ A person who has the expectation of inheriting property or an estate, but small present means …   Black's law dictionary

  • vested estate — An absolute, unconditional, and indefeasible interest. 57 Am J1st Wills § 1230. An estate which is not contingent or expectant; an estate carrying a fixed right of present or future enjoyment. 28 Am J2d Est § 6. An estate which gives a certain… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • expect — I (anticipate) verb await, bargain for, be certain, be confident, be prepared, calculate upon, count on, expectare, have in prospect, look for, look forward to, plan on, prepare for, provide for, reckon on, sperare, wait for, watch for associated …   Law dictionary

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