- having the function of deliberating, as a legislative assembly: a deliberative body.
- having to do with policy; dealing with the wisdom and expediency of a proposal: a deliberative speech.
- involved in, organized for, or having the function of deliberatinga deliberative assembly
- characterized by or resulting from deliberationa deliberative conclusion
1550s, from Middle French délibératif or directly from Latin deliberativus “pertaining to deliberation,” from past participle stem of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberatively; deliberativeness.