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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 re deliberation

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 re deliberation

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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