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[kuh n-suhl-tuh-tiv, kon-suh l-tey-tiv] /kənˈsʌl tə tɪv, ˈkɒn səlˌteɪ tɪv/
of or relating to consultation; advisory.
Also, consultatory
[kuh n-suhl-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈsʌl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
Origin of consultative
1575-85; consultat(ion) + -ive
Related forms
consultatively, adverb
nonconsultative, adjective
nonconsultatory, adjective
unconsultative, adjective
unconsultatory, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for consultative
  • It is merely a consultative and research body, not a transnational regulator.
  • As a consultative body, it cannot prevent any of its members from acting unilaterally.
  • Authorizing and monitoring the consultative examination.
  • When a properly signed consultative examination report has not been received.
  • Objections to the medical source designated to perform the consultative examination.
  • If you do not appear at a consultative examination.
  • He also chairs the consultative council for national security.
British Dictionary definitions for consultative


available for, relating to, or involving consultation; advisory
Derived Forms
consultatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for consultative

1580s, from Medieval Latin *consultativus, from consultat-, past participle stem of consultare (see consultation).

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