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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or concerned with or related to the future;
- Example: "prospective earnings"
- Example: "a prospective mother"
- Example: "a prospective bride"
- Example: "the statute is solely prospective in operation"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prospective \Pro*spec"tive\, n. 1. The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. A perspective glass. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prospective \Pro*spec"tive\, a. [L. prospectivus: cf. F. prospectif. See Prospect, n.] 1. Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Time's long and dark prospective glass. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; -- opposed to retrospective. [1913 Webster] The French king of Sweden are circumspect, industrious, and prospective, too, in this affair. --Sir J. Child. [1913 Webster] 3. Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; as, a prospective benefit. [1913 Webster] Points on which the promises, at the time of ordination, had no prospective bearing. --W. Jay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prospective adj 1: of or concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "a prospective bride"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation" [ant: retrospective]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "prospective": anticipated, approaching, awaited, coming, desired, destinal, destined, determined, due, emergent, eventual, expected, extrapolated, fatal, fated, fatidic, foreseen, forthcoming, future, futuristic, hereafter, hoped-for, imminent, impending, in prospect, in view, incipient, later, long-expected, nearing, on the horizon, overdue, pending, planned, plotted, potential, predicted, presumed, probable, projected, promised, prophesied, to come, to-be, ultimate
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PROSPECTIVE. That which is applicable to the future; it is used in opposition to retrospective. To be just, a law ought always to be prospective. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 116.