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deliberative

[dih-lib-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /dɪˈlɪb ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/
adjective
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 proposal:
a deliberative speech.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin dēlīberātīvus, equivalent to dēlīberāt(us) (see deliberate) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
deliberatively, adverb
deliberativeness, noun
undeliberative, adjective
undeliberatively, adverb
undeliberativeness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de liberative

deliberative

/dɪˈlɪbərətɪv/
adjective
1.
involved in, organized for, or having the function of deliberating: a deliberative assembly
2.
characterized by or resulting from deliberation: a deliberative conclusion
Derived Forms
deliberatively, adverb
deliberativeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for de liberative

deliberative

adj.

1550s, from Middle French délibératif or directly from Latin deliberativus "pertaining to deliberation," from past participle stem of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberatively; deliberativeness.

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