- 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
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Examples from the Web for deliberatively
The intruder said deliberatively: “That goes deep down to the recesses of the heart and up high to the things that are immortal.”The Goose Man
Co-ordination must especially be studied and used consciously and deliberatively with reference to the chest.
Play is sub-conscious, it is giving way in some sense, to instinct; but it is deliberatively giving up.
- involved in, organized for, or having the function of deliberatinga deliberative assembly
- characterized by or resulting from deliberationa deliberative conclusion
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Word Origin and History for deliberatively
1550s, from Middle French délibératif or directly from Latin deliberativus "pertaining to deliberation," from past participle stem of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberatively; deliberativeness.
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