Pro*spec"tive (?), a. [L.
prospectivus: cf. F. prospectif. See Prospect,
n.] 1. Of or pertaining to a
prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective. [Obs.]
Time's long and dark prospective
2. Looking forward in time; acting with
foresight; -- opposed to retrospective.
The French king of Sweden are circumspect, industrious,
and prospective, too, in this affair. Sir J.
3. Being within view or consideration, as a
future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; as, a
Points on which the promises, at the time of
ordination, had no prospective bearing. W.
Pro*spec"tive (?), n. 1.
The scene before or around, in time or in space; view;
prospect. Sir H. Wotton.
2. A perspective glass. [Obs.]
Chaucer. Beau. & Fl.