(De*lib"er*ate*ly) adv. With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed.

(De*lib"er*ate*ness), n. The quality of being deliberate; calm consideration; circumspection.

(De*lib`er*a"tion) n. [L. deliberatio: cf. F. délibération.]

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.

(De*lib"er*a*tive) a. [L. deliberativus: cf. F. délibératif.] Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.

A consummate work of deliberative wisdom.

The court of jurisdiction is to be distinguished from the deliberative body, the advisers of the crown.

(De*lib"er*a*tive), n.

1. A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined. Bacon.

2. A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.

(De*lib"er*a*tive*ly), adv. In a deliberative manner; circumspectly; considerately.

(De*lib"er*a`tor) n. One who deliberates.

(Del"i*brate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delibrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Delibrating.] [L. delibratus, p. p. of delibrare to delibrate; de from + liber bark.] To strip off the bark; to peel. [Obs.] Ash.

(Del`i*bra"tion) n. The act of stripping off the bark. [Obs.] Ash.

(Del"i*ca*cy) n.; pl. Delicacies [From Delicate, a.]

1. The state or condition of being delicate; agreeableness to the senses; delightfulness; as, delicacy of flavor, of odor, and the like.

What choice to choose for delicacy best.

2. Nicety or fineness of form, texture, or constitution; softness; elegance; smoothness; tenderness; and hence, frailty or weakness; as, the delicacy of a fiber or a thread; delicacy of a hand or of the human form; delicacy of the skin; delicacy of frame.

3. Nice propriety of manners or conduct; susceptibility or tenderness of feeling; refinement; fastidiousness; and hence, in an exaggerated sense, effeminacy; as, great delicacy of behavior; delicacy in doing a kindness; delicacy of character that unfits for earnest action.

You know your mother's delicacy in this point.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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