Definition of deliberation
deliberativeplay \-ˈli-bə-ˌrā-tiv, -ˈli-b(ə-)rə-\ adjective
Examples of deliberation in a sentence
After hours of deliberation, the council came to a decision.
Jury deliberations lasted two days.
She spoke to the audience with clarity and deliberation.
First Known Use of deliberation
DELIBERATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deliberation for English Language Learners
: careful thought or discussion done in order to make a decision
: the quality of being slow and careful
DELIBERATION Defined for Kids
Definition of deliberation for Students
1 : careful thought : consideration <Still, she thought after quite a long deliberation, it was probably all right to tell her children … — Robert C. O'Brien, Rats of NIMH>
2 : the quality of being deliberate <He spoke with great deliberation.>
Legal Definition of deliberation
1a : the act of deliberating — compare premeditation b : a discussion and consideration by a group of persons (as a jury or legislature) of the reasons for or against a measure
2 : the quality or state of being deliberate <killing with deliberation>
deliberative\dē-ˈli-bə-ˌrā-tiv, -brə-tiv\ play adjective
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