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anticipatory

Syllabification: an·tic·i·pa·to·ry
Pronunciation: /anˈtisəpəˌtôrē
 
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Definition of anticipatory in English:

adjective

1Happening, performed, or felt in anticipation of something: an anticipatory flash of excitement
More example sentences
  • Even after we had become used to the fascinating jumble of treasures piled throughout the house our visits were marked by an anticipatory, nervous excitement.
  • Usually, once the story begins then I kind of relax into it, but there is sort of an anticipatory work up that happens.
  • Outside, the first footprints of autumn were seen in the yellowing leaves of some of the older poplars and the increasing anticipatory excitement of the birds and squirrels.
1.1 Law (Of a breach of contract) taking the form of an announcement or indication that a contract will not be honored.
Example sentences
  • The Plaintiff takes the position that there is an anticipatory breach of contract by the Defendant.
  • There is an alternative claim for damages for anticipatory breach of contract.
  • The assumption has to be made that, had there been no anticipatory breach, the defendant would have performed his legal obligation and no more.

Words that rhyme with anticipatory

emancipatory

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