Deliberative De*lib"er*a*tive, n. 1. A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it. [1913 Webster]

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  • deliberative — [[t]dɪlɪ̱bərətɪv[/t]] ADJ usu ADJ n A deliberative institution or procedure has the power or the right to make important decisions. [FORMAL] ...a deliberative chamber like the House of Commons …   English dictionary

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