Expectative grace
Expectative Ex*pect"a*tive, a. [Cf. F. expectatif.] Constituting an object of expectation; contingent. [1913 Webster]

{Expectative grace}, a mandate given by the pope or a prince appointing a successor to any benefice before it becomes vacant. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]


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  • expectative grace — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English (Scots) grace expectative, part translation of Medieval Latin gratia expectativa, from Latin gratia grace + Medieval Latin expectativa (feminine of expectativus) : a grant of a benefice not yet vacant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • expectative grace — noun A mandate (given by the Pope or king) that confers the expectation of succession to a benefice …   Wiktionary

  • Expectative — • An expectative, or an expectative grace, is the anticipatory grant of an ecclesiastical benefice, not vacant at the moment but which will become so, regularly, on the death of its present incumbent Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Expectative — Ex*pect a*tive, n. [F. expectative, fr. expectatif expectant.] Something in expectation; esp., an expectative grace. Milman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expectative — Ex*pect a*tive, a. [Cf. F. expectatif.] Constituting an object of expectation; contingent. [1913 Webster] {Expectative grace}, a mandate given by the pope or a prince appointing a successor to any benefice before it becomes vacant. Foxe. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Expectative — In the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church, an expectative, or an expectative grace (from the Latin expectare , to expect or wait for), is the anticipatory grant of an ecclesiastical benefice, not vacant at the moment but which will become so …   Wikipedia

  • expectative — I. ikˈspektəd.iv, (ˈ)ek|s , tətiv adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots), conferring the right of succession to a benefice, from Medieval Latin expectativus, exspectativus, from Latin expectatus, exspectatus + ivus ive : relating to,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grace — GRACE. s. f. Faveur, bon office qu on fait à quelqu un sans y estre obligé. S il vous accorde telle chose, ce sera une pure grace. je vous demande cette grace. je vous demande cela en grace. faites moy la grace de .... je tiens cela de vostre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Expectative — Dans l Église catholique romaine, la grâce expectative ou plus simplement expectative est la promesse faite par le pape d accorder un bénéfice ecclésiastique dès que celui ci deviendra vacant. L expectative se développe sous le pontificat de Jean …   Wikipédia en Français

  • grâce — (grâ s ) s. f. 1°   Ce qui plaît dans les attitudes, les manières, les discours (c est le sens premier et étymologique). •   Certes, vous avez grâce à conter ces merveilles, CORN. Ment. I, 5. •   Et la grâce plus belle encor que la beauté, LA… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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