in anticipation of
Definition of in anticipation of
: expecting that (something will happen or that someone will arrive) They hired extra police officers in anticipation of a big crowd at the concert.
Word by Word Definitions
: a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action
: the act of looking forward
: pleasurable expectation
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