deliberative

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French délibératif, from Latin deliberativus

Adjective[edit]

deliberative (comparative more deliberative, superlative most deliberative)

  1. That deliberates, considers carefully.
    • Bancroft
      a consummate work of deliberative wisdom
    • Hallam
      The court of jurisdiction is to be distinguished from the deliberative body, the advisers of the crown.
    • 2012 January 1, Steven Sloman, “The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 74: 
      Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.

Noun[edit]

deliberative (plural deliberatives)

  1. A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deliberative f

  1. Feminine plural form of deliberativo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dēlīberātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dēlīberātīvus