- having the function of deliberating, as a legislative assembly: a deliberative body.
- having to do with policy; dealing with the wisdom and expediency of a proposal: a deliberative speech.
Origin of deliberative
Related Words for deliberativecalculated, contemplative, cogitative, meditative, planned, probing, purposeful, reasoning, reflective, thinking, contemplating
Examples from the Web for deliberative
Contemporary Examples of deliberative
This is a deliberative conversation, and he tries to get as much meaning into as few words as possible.The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70
October 11, 2014
“Deliberative process” probably means, in this case, killing the legislation.Get Ready for More GOP Race Baiting
June 28, 2013
Designed as the deliberative power, the Senate had become instead the negative power, the selfish power.The Senate Must Survive
December 21, 2012
Especially considered in combination with his attack on amendments, it is an assault on the deliberative character of the Senate.Republicans Shouldn't Filibuster Filibuster Reform
December 4, 2012
President Obama is a thoughtful and deliberative decision maker who values debate and data.Peter Bergen’s Manhunt: The Decade-Long Hunt for Osama bin Laden
April 29, 2012
Historical Examples of deliberative
"That can hardly be permitted at this time," said the other in a deliberative manner.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
After the first outburst, she was quiet—the quiet that is deliberative, threatening.
One day a deliberative council of Issati chiefs was held, to consult respecting various matters.
The governor is president, and has a deliberative and casting vote.
Deliberative oratory, which has its place in deliberative bodies.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
F. V. N. Painter
- involved in, organized for, or having the function of deliberatinga deliberative assembly
- characterized by or resulting from deliberationa deliberative conclusion
Word Origin and History for deliberative
1550s, from Middle French délibératif or directly from Latin deliberativus "pertaining to deliberation," from past participle stem of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberatively; deliberativeness.