expectancy

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Etymology[edit]

expectant +‎ -cy or expect +‎ -ancy

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expectancy (plural expectancies)

  1. expectation or anticipation; the state of expecting something
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  2. the state of being expected
  3. something expected or awaited
    • Shakespeare
      The expectancy and rose of the fair state.

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