[kuh n-suhl-tuh-tiv, kon-suh l-tey-tiv]
- of or relating to consultation; advisory.
Also con·sul·ta·to·ry [kuh n-suhl-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈsʌl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, con·sul·tive.
Origin of consultative
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Examples from the Web for consultative
Diplomacy, to work at all effectively, must draw a line between the “consultative process” and the “work product.”The Fallout from WikiLeaks' Latest Exposure
November 29, 2010
Not only had wise counsellors been tried; consultative assemblies had been tried also.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)
It was, however, merely a consultative and not an executive body.
The expert is present, not in an executive, but in a consultative capacity.
Until 1894 this jurisdiction was regarded as consultative only.
The province of the Diet was consultative rather than legislative.Beacon Lights of History, Volume X
consultatory (kənˈsʌltətərɪ, -trɪ) or consultive
- available for, relating to, or involving consultation; advisory
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Word Origin and History for consultative
1580s, from Medieval Latin *consultativus, from consultat-, past participle stem of consultare (see consultation).
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