|n.||1.||The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.|
|2.||Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; |
|3.||Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.|
|4.||(Mus.) The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.|
|Noun||1.||anticipation - pleasurable expectation|
|2.||anticipation - something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"|
|3.||anticipation - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)|
|4.||anticipation - some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later one; "there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"; "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock"|
|5.||anticipation - wishing with confidence of fulfillment|
ANTICIPATION. The act of doing or taking a thing before its proper time.
2. In deeds of trust there is frequently a provision that the income of the estate shall be paid by the trustee as it shall accrue, and not by way of anticipation. A payment made contrary to such provision would not be considered as a discharge of the trustee.