deliberation Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
- the deliberations of the jury
noun careful consideration
- a little deliberation would have deterred them
noun planning something carefully and intentionally
- it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting
noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
deliberateness; unhurriedness; slowness.
noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
- he was a man of judicial deliberation
: cf. F. délibération
- The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
Choosing the fairest way with a calm deliberation.
- Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.
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