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adj. Waiting in expectation; looking for; dependent on a contingency. (Med.) waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment. Expectant estate (Law), an estate in expectancy. See under Expectancy.

 - n. One who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by hope of receiving some good. Having relation to, or depending upon something; this word is frequently used in connection with fee, as fee expectant.

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