Meaning of deliberative

de•lib•er•a•tive

Pronunciation: (di-lib'ur-u-tiv, -u-rā"tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the function of deliberating, as a legislative assembly: a deliberative body.
  2. having to do with policy; dealing with the wisdom and expediency of a proposal: a deliberative speech.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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