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deliberation

n. the act of considering, discussing, and, hopefully, reaching a conclusion, such as a jury's discussions, voting and decision-making.

deliberation

noun advisement, analysis, brooding, calculation, careful consideration, carefulness, caution, cerebration, circumspection, close attention, close study, cogitation, conscious purpose, consideration, consultatio, contemplation, contemplativeness, counsel, debate, deliberatio, determination prepense, discussion, distinct intention, examination, excogitation, forethought, heed, heedfulness, inquiry, inspection, intellection, level-headedness, logical discussion, mature considdration, mature reflection, meditation, pondering, prudence, ratiocination, reflection, rumination, sobriety, study, taking counsel, thinking out, thought, thoughtfulness, unhurriedness, wariness, watchfulness, weighing
See also: conference, conjecture, contemplation, conversation, council, dialectic, discretion, examination, forethought, hindsight, negotiation, parley, prudence, purpose, reflection, speculation, study, thought

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.

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Nepal's Law Minister Yagya Bahadur Thapa put forward the amendment proposal in the parliament to start deliberations, which was approved by majority of Lawmakers.
The judge rejected the call for mistrial, and instead ordered the 12-member jury to reconvene Friday and continue their deliberations until they can end the impasse and reach a decision.
The Senate would adjourn its session on Tuesday night whether or not it was done with floor deliberations on the proposed P3.
Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) briefed the minister about the deliberations held by the World Bank Group on IDA-18 replenishment process at Paris from 13-15 March 2016.
Islamabad -- The Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD) on Thursday briefed the Finance Minister about the deliberations held by the World Bank Group on IDA-18 replenishment process at Paris from 13-15 March 2016.
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WORCESTER-- The jurors in the trial of a city man charged with murder in a fatal stabbing 10 years ago were scheduled to resume their deliberations today after twice reporting to the judge Monday that they were hopelessly deadlocked.
Manama, Sept 30 (ONA) Deliberations of the 1st Gulf Media Forum, themed "Media and Communication Means and their Impact on National Security," began at the Bahraini capital, Manama today.
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