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deliberation

[dih-lib-uh-rey-shuh n] /dɪˌlɪb əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
careful consideration before decision.
2.
formal consultation or discussion.
3.
deliberate quality; leisureliness of movement or action; slowness.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English deliberacion < Latin dēlīberātiōn- (stem of dēlīberātiō), equivalent to dēlīberāt(us) (see deliberate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nondeliberation, noun
overdeliberation, noun
predeliberation, noun
redeliberation, noun
Synonyms
1. reflection, forethought.
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British Dictionary definitions for de-liberation

deliberation

/dɪˌlɪbəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
thoughtful, careful, or lengthy consideration
2.
(often pl) formal discussion and debate, as of a committee, jury, etc
3.
care, thoughtfulness, or absence of hurry, esp in movement or speech
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Word Origin and History for de-liberation

deliberation

n.

late 14c., Old French deliberation, from Latin deliberationem (nominative deliberatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deliberare "weigh, consider well," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + -liberare, altered (perhaps by influence of liberare "liberate") from librare "to balance, weigh," from libra "scale."

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