De*lib`er*a"tion (?), n. [L. deliberatio: cf. F. d'elib'eration.]

1.

The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.

Choosing the fairest way with a calm deliberation. W. Montagu.

2.

Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.

 

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