probouleutic

adjective
pro·​bou·​leu·​tic | \ ¦prōbü¦lütik, -bə¦l- \

Definition of probouleutic

: 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

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History and Etymology for probouleutic

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/probouleutic. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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