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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lib·er·a·tive a.  Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.
    A consummate work of deliberative wisdom.   --Bancroft.
    The court of jurisdiction is to be distinguished from the deliberative body, the advisers of the crown.   --Hallam.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·lib·er·a·tive, n.
 1. A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined.
 2. A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion
            and examination; "a deliberative body"