Diplomacy, to work at all effectively, must draw a line between the “consultative process” and the “work product.”
Not only had wise counsellors been tried; consultative assemblies had been tried also.
It was, however, merely a consultative and not an executive body.
It appears hard that the designer had no consultative voice in the choice of impression and disposition of the Book.
Until 1894 this jurisdiction was regarded as consultative only.
The expert is present, not in an executive, but in a consultative capacity.
The province of the Diet was consultative rather than legislative.
While the plenipotentiaries were discussing the terms of peace, autocracy launched a ukase calling for a consultative assembly.
The law was a consultative, not an absolute power, and depended upon its fairness for its authority.
Of this Select Committee it may here be stated that Clive used its members solely as a consultative committee.