Empire State of the South Empire State of the South Georgia; -- a nickname., Empire State of the West Empire State of the West Missouri; -- a nickname., Expectance Ex*pect"ance, Expectancy Ex*pect"an*cy, n. 1. The act of expecting; expectation. --Milton. 2. That which is expected, or looked or waited for with interest; the object of expectation or hope. The expectancy and rose of the fair state. --Shak. Estate in expectancy (Law), one the possession of which a person is entitled to have at some future time, either as a remainder or reversion, or on the death of some one. --Burrill., Severalty Sev"er*al*ty, n. A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right. Forests which had never been owned in severalty. --Bancroft. Estate in severalty (Law), an estate which the tenant holds in his own right, without being joined in interest with any other person; -- distinguished from joint tenancy, coparcenary, and common. --Blackstone., Tail Tail, n. [F. taille a cutting. See Entail, Tally.] (Law) Limitation; abridgment. --Burrill. Estate in tail, a limited, abridged, or reduced fee; an estate limited to certain heirs, and from which the other heirs are precluded; -- called also estate tail. --Blackstone., Sufferance Suf"fer*ance, n. [OE. suffrance, OF. sufrance, soufrance, F. souffrance, L. sufferentia, from sufferens, -entis, p. pr. of sufferre. See Suffer.] 1. The state of suffering; the bearing of pain; endurance. He must not only die the death, But thy unkindness shall his death draw out To lingering sufferance. --Shak. 2. Pain endured; misery; suffering; distress. The seeming sufferances that you had borne. --Shak. 3. Loss; damage; injury. [Obs.] A grievous . . . sufferance on most part of their fleet. --Shak. 4. Submission under difficult or oppressive circumstances; patience; moderation. --Chaucer. But hasty heat tempering with sufferance wise. --Spenser. 5. Negative consent by not forbidding or hindering; toleration; permission; allowance; leave. --Shak. In their beginning they are weak and wan, But soon, through sufferance, grow to fearful end. --Spenser. Somewhiles by sufferance, and somewhiles by special leave and favor, they erected to themselves oratories. --Hooker. 6. A permission granted by the customs authorities for the shipment of goods. [Eng.] Estate of sufferance (Law), the holding by a tenant who came in by a lawful title, but remains, after his right has expired, without positive leave of the owner. --Blackstone. On sufferance, by mere toleration; as, to remain in a house on sufferance. Syn: Endurance; pain; misery; inconvenience; patience; moderation; toleration; permission., Tail Tail, n. [F. taille a cutting. See Entail, Tally.] (Law) Limitation; abridgment. --Burrill. Estate in tail, a limited, abridged, or reduced fee; an estate limited to certain heirs, and from which the other heirs are precluded; -- called also estate tail. --Blackstone., Broker Bro"ker (br[=o]"k[~e]r), n. [OE. brocour, from a word akin to broken, bruken, to use, enjoy, possess, digest, fr. AS. br[=u]can to use, enjoy; cf. Fries. broker, F. brocanteur. See Brook, v. t.] 1. One who transacts business for another; an agent. 2. (Law) An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own. --Story. 3. A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc. 4. A dealer in secondhand goods. [Eng.] 5. A pimp or procurer. [Obs.] --Shak. Bill broker, one who buys and sells notes and bills of exchange. Curbstone broker or Street broker, an operator in stocks (not a member of the Stock Exchange) who executes orders by running from office to office, or by transactions on the street. [U.S.] Exchange broker, one who buys and sells uncurrent money, and deals in exchanges relating to money. Insurance broker, one who is agent in procuring insurance on vessels, or against fire. Pawn broker. See Pawnbroker. Real estate broker, one who buys and sells lands, and negotiates loans, etc., upon mortgage. Ship broker, one who acts as agent in buying and selling ships, procuring freight, etc. Stock broker. See Stockbroker., State socialism State socialism A form of socialism, esp. advocated in Germany, which, while retaining the right of private property and the institution of the family and other features of the present form of the state, would intervene by various measures intended to give or maintain equality of opportunity, as compulsory state insurance, old-age pensions, etc., answering closely to socialism of the chair.