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Definition of "deliberative" []

  • Assembled or organized for deliberation or debate: a deliberative legislature. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or for use in deliberation or debate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deliberative" in a sentence
  • ""The boards are not going to be advisory, they're going to be what I call deliberative," said McNiff in a wide-ranging interview with the Daily News last week, before he presented the plan to pastors and parochial school parents in the Bronx."
  • "From the start of the session, Buckley has insisted on sticking to what she calls a deliberative process for rescuing state services from Gibbons 'budget knife."
  • "One other thing, aside from long and disjointed terms, that definitely makes the Senate so deliberative is its relatively small size."