Deliberation

Definition of Deliberation

De`lib`er`a´tion
n.1.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.
- W. Montagu.
2.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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