: concerned with preliminary discussion of and deliberation on something (as a legal measure) later to be submitted to another body of voters
the probouleutic senate of ancient Athens

Word History


from (assumed) Greek probouleutos (verbal of probouleuein to pass a preliminary decree, from pro- pro- entry 1 + bouleuein to take counsel, deliberate, from boulē will, counsel) + English -ic

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“Probouleutic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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