- Deliberative De*lib"er*a*tive, n.
1. A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed
and examined. --Bacon.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Deliberative — De*lib er*a*tive, a. [L. deliberativus: cf. F. d[ e]lib[ e]ratif.] Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body. [1913 Webster] A consummate work of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
deliberative — now means only (1) ‘appointed for the purpose of deliberation or debate’, • (The political bureau was now to consist of 400 members and would be a deliberative rather than an executive body Keesings, 1990) and (2) ‘using deliberation’ • (Some… … Modern English usage
deliberative — [di lib′ər āt΄iv, di lib′ər ə tiv] adj. [L deliberativus] 1. of or for deliberating [a deliberative assembly] 2. characterized by or resulting from deliberation deliberatively adv … English World dictionary
deliberative — index circumspect, cogitative, deliberate, pensive, speculative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
deliberative — 1550s, from M.Fr. délibératif or directly from L. deliberativus pertaining to deliberation, from pp. stem of deliberare (see DELIBERATION (Cf. deliberation)). Related: Deliberatively; deliberativeness … Etymology dictionary
deliberative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or involving consideration or discussion … English terms dictionary
délibérative — ● délibératif, délibérative adjectif (latin deliberativus) Qui a pour objet la délibération. ● délibératif, délibérative (expressions) adjectif (latin deliberativus) Voix délibérative, droit de suffrage dans les délibératio … Encyclopédie Universelle
deliberative — deliberatively, adv. deliberativeness, n. /di lib euhr euh tiv, euh ray tiv/, adj. 1. having the function of deliberating, as a legislative assembly: a deliberative body. 2. having to do with policy; dealing with the wisdom and expediency of a… … Universalium
deliberative — [[t]dɪlɪ̱bərətɪv[/t]] ADJ usu ADJ n A deliberative institution or procedure has the power or the right to make important decisions. [FORMAL] ...a deliberative chamber like the House of Commons … English dictionary
deliberative — adjective relating to or involving consideration or discussion: a deliberative assembly … English new terms dictionary