fu·ture n: a contract traded on an exchange in which a party agrees to buy or sell a quantity of a bulk commodity (as soybeans) at a specified future date and at a set price— usu. used in pl.◇ If the price of the commodity has gone up when the future date arrives, the buyer in the contract profits. If the price has gone down, the seller profits.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
advancing, anticipated, approaching, arriving, close, close at hand, coming, designate, destined, ensuing, eventual, expected, fated, following, foreseeable, forthcoming, futurus, imminent, impending, inevitable, later, likely, looked toward, looming, near, near at hand, next, nigh, pending, planned, planned for, possible, posterus, predestined, predicted, probable, prospective, scheduled, sequent, subsequent, succeeding, to be, to come, ultimate, upcoming
associated concepts: after acquired property, future acquired property, future advances, future contingency, future damages, future debt, future earnings, future estates, future expectancy, future interests, future loss of earnings, future payments, future profits, future services
forthcoming, imminent, potential, prospective, subsequent
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006