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



Middle French délibératif, from Latin deliberativus


deliberative (comparative more deliberative, superlative most deliberative)

  1. That deliberates, considers carefully.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bancroft and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      a consummate work of deliberative wisdom
    • (Can we date this quote by Hallam and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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”, in American Scientist[1], 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.


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.




  1. feminine plural of deliberativo




  1. vocative masculine singular of dēlīberātīvus