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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.
Noun1.deliberation - (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury"
2.deliberation - careful consideration; "a little deliberation would have deterred them"
Synonyms: advisement, weighing
3.deliberation - planning something carefully and intentionally; "it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
Synonyms: calculation
4.deliberation - a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
5.deliberation - the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a man of judicial deliberation"
Synonyms: deliberateness

DELIBERATION, contracts, crimes. The act of the understanding, by which the party examines whether a thing proposed ought to be done or not to be done, or whether it ought to be done in one manner or another. The deliberation relates to the end proposed, to the means of accomplishing that end, or to both.
     2. It is a presumption of law that all acts committed, are done with due deliberation, that the party intended to do what he has done. But he may, show the contrary; in contracts, for example, he may show he has been taken by surprise; (q.v.) and when a criminal act is charged, he may prove that it Was an accident, and not with deliberation, that in fact there was no intention or will. See Intention; Will.

DELIBERATION. legislation. The council which is held touching some business, in an assembly having the power to act in relation to it.
     2. In deliberative assemblies, it is presumed that each member will listen to the opinions and arguments of the others before he arrives at a conclusion.

advisement, aforethought, airing, analysis, application, brainwork, brooding, buzz session, calculatedness, calculation, canniness, canvassing, care, careful consideration, carefulness, caution, cautiousness, cerebration, circumspection, cloture, cogitation, colloquium, committee consideration, concentration, confabulation, conference, consideration, contemplation, counsel, creeping, debate, debating, deliberate stages, deliberateness, dialectic, dialogue, discretion, discussion, division, dolce far niente, drawl, examination, exchange of views, express intention, expressness, filibuster, filibustering, filing, first reading, foot-dragging, forethought, forum, gingerliness, guardedness, hastelessness, hedge, hedging, heed, heedfulness, hesitation, idleness, inactivity, indolence, inertia, inertness, intentionality, introduction, investigation, joint discussion, judiciousness, languor, laziness, leisureliness, lentitude, lentor, logical analysis, logical discussion, logrolling, lucubration, meditation, mindfulness, musing, open discussion, open forum, panel discussion, pawkiness, pokiness, pondering, preconsideration, predeliberation, predetermination, premeditation, preresolution, prior consultation, prudence, prudentialness, rap, rap session, reflection, regardfulness, relaxedness, reluctance, review, revolving, roll call, rumination, safeness, safety first, second reading, seminar, slackness, sloth, slowness, slowness to act, sluggardy, sluggishness, solicitude, speculation, steamroller methods, study, symposium, tabling, talkathon, tentativeness, third reading, thoroughness, town meeting, treatment, uncommunicativeness, unhastiness, unhurriedness, unprecipitateness, ventilation, vote, weighing
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