deliberative Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion and examination
    • a deliberative body


De*lib"er*a*tive adjective
L. deliberativus: cf. F. délibératif.
  1. Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.
    A consummate work of deliberative wisdom. Bancroft.
    The court of jurisdiction is to be distinguished from the deliberative body, the advisers of the crown. Hallam.
De*lib"er*a*tive noun
  1. A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined. Bacon.
  2. A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.

Webster 1913