De*lib"er*a*tive (?), a. [L. deliberativus: cf. F. d'elib'eratif.]

Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.

A consummate work of deliberative wisdom. Bancroft.

The court of jurisdiction is to be distinguished from the deliberative body, the advisers of the crown. Hallam.


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De*lib"er*a*tive, n.


A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined.



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


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