expectance

noun
ex·​pec·​tance | \ ik-ˈspek-tən(t)s How to pronounce expectance (audio) \

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gave them the painting, with no expectance of anything in return
Recent Examples on the Web Giannina Altuve posted video of the family celebrating the expectance of their second child on Sunday afternoon. Houston Chronicle, "Jose Altuve and wife Giannina announce second child with fantastic gender reveal," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of expectance

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of expectance was in 1603

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24 Nov 2019

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“Expectance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expectance. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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