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 for expectant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expectant \Ex*pect"ant\, a. [L.expectans, exspectans, p. pr. of
     expectare, exspectare: cf. F. expectant.]
     Waiting in expectation; looking for; (Med.) waiting for the
     efforts of nature, with little active treatment.
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     Expectant estate (Law), an estate in expectancy. See under
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expectant \Ex*pect"ant\, n.
     One who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by hope
     of receiving some good.
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           An expectant of future glory.            --South.
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           Those who had employments, or were expectants. --Swift.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by eager anticipation; "an expectant hush" [syn:
             anticipant, anticipative, expectant]
      2: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was
         great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant,
         gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "expectant":
     agape, agog, alert, all agog, anticipant, anticipating,
     anticipative, anticipatory, anxious, apprehensive, aspiring,
     assured, atiptoe, awaiting, big, certain, confident, eager,
     expecting, fond, forearmed, forestalling, forewarned, full of hope,
     gaping, gone, gravid, heavy, hopeful, hoping, in anticipation,
     in expectation, in good heart, in hopes, looking, looking for,
     looking forward to, not surprised, of good cheer, of good hope,
     open-eyed, openmouthed, optimistic, parturient, prepared, ready,
     sanguine, sure, undespairing, unsurprised, waiting, waiting for,
     watchful, watching for, with bated breath

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EXPECTANT. Having relation to, or depending upon something; this word is 
  frequently used in connexion with fee, as fee expectant.  

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