expectancy
ex·pec·tan·cy n pl -cies: something expected: as
a: an interest held by a person who may receive something (as a bequest) in the future but has no enforceable right to it
b: the benefit that will be received from a contract if performed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

expectancy
index claim (right), expectation, likelihood, possibility, prospect (outlook), remainder (estate in property)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


expectancy
n.
Something that is expected or at least hoped for; in property, an interest or estate that is expected to occur when some specific event happens in the future. See also life expectancy

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


expectancy
The possibility of future enjoyment of something one counts on receiving, usually referring to real property or the estate of a deceased person, such as a remainder, reversion, or distribution after the death of someone who has use for life.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


expectancy
n. The expectation that an heir or legatee will acquire property at another's death; of real estate, a remainder or reversion.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


expectancy
A mere hope, based upon no direct provision, promise, or trust. An expectancy is the possibility of receiving a thing, rather than having a vested interest in it.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


expectancy
A mere hope, based upon no direct provision, promise, or trust. An expectancy is the possibility of receiving a thing, rather than having a vested interest in it.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

expectancy
n.
   a possibility of future enjoyment of something one counts on receiving, usually referring to real property or the estate of a deceased person, such as a remainder, reversion, or distribution after the death of someone who has use for life.
   See also: distribution, remainder, reversion

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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