Deliberation definition

dĭ-lĭbə-rāshən
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The act or process of deliberating.
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Consideration and discussion of alternatives before reaching a decision.

The deliberations of statesmen.

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Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue.

The deliberations of a jury.

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The quality of being deliberate; carefulness; slowness.
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Deliberation is defined as a period of slow and careful thought, consideration and actions.

When a jury is asked to take a few days and carefully consider all of the evidence they have heard and the jury then goes away to the jury room and carefully thinks and considers the issues, this is an example of deliberation.

When you very carefully put an expensive painting back down on the shelf of an art gallery, this is an example of a time when you act with deliberation.

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Thoughtfulness in decision or action.
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Leisureliness in motion or manner.

The girl stacked the blocks with deliberation.

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A deliberating, or considering carefully.
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The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
deliberation
Plural:
deliberations

Origin of deliberation

  • From Old French deliberation, from Latin deliberatio

    From Wiktionary