deliberate
de·lib·er·ate 1 /di-'li-bə-ˌrāt/ vb -at·ed, -at·ing
vi: to think about and weigh or discuss issues and decisions carefully
the jury retired to deliberate
vt: to think about or evaluate
de·lib·er·ate 2 /di-'li-bə-rət/ adj
1: characterized by or resulting from careful consideration; esp: characterized by or resulting from evaluation done in a cool state of blood and with a fixed purpose
deliberate murder compare premeditated
2: characterized by an understanding of the nature of a thing or act and its consequences
deliberate falsehoods
de·lib·er·ate·ly adv
de·lib·er·ate·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

deliberate
I adjective advised, aimed, attentive, calculated, careful, carefully considered, carefully weighed, cautious, characterized by reflection, cogitative, cogitatus, conscious, consideratus, considered, contemplated, contemplative, controlled, deliberative, designed, determined, dispassionate, done on purpose, excogitative, fixed, full of thought, given due consideration, gradual, intended, intentional, judged, leisurely, maturely considered, measured, meditated, meditative, outlined beforehand, planned, planned in advance, plotted, pondered, prearranged, preconsidered, predeli berated, predesigned, predetermined, premeditated, prepense, prudens, prudent, purposed, purposeful, reasoned, reflective, resolved, slow, slow-moving, slow-paced, sober, speculative, studied, thought-out, thoughtful, unhasty, unhurried, volitient, volitional, volitive, voluntary, wary, weighed, well-considered, willed, willful, with forethought associated concepts: deliberate act, deliberate and premeditated killing, deliberate and premeditated malice, deliberate and premeditated murder, deliberate and willful misconduct, deliberate assumption of risk, deliberate killing, deliberate or intentional wrongdoing, deliberate speed deliberately and with premeditation, deliberative body II verb advise together, advise with, analyze, brood, cerebrate, cogitate, confer formally, consider, consider attentively, consider carefully, consider pro and con, considerare, consult, consultare, contemplate, debate, deliberare, discourse about, discuss, examine, examine carefully, excogitate, go into, hold a consultation, hold conclave, investigate, judge, meditate, mull over, negotiate, parley, ponder, ponder over, ponder reasons for and against, ratiocinate, reason, reason out, reason the point, reflect, reflect over, reflect upon, regard upon, review, ruminate, sit in conclave, sit in council, study, take counsel with oneself, take into consideration, take under consideration, think carefully, think over, weigh, weigh in the mind III index aforethought, circumspect, cogitative, cold-blooded, confer (consult), consider, consult (ask advice of), debate, discreet, doubt (hesitate), express, hesitant, intentional, judicious, knowing, muse, oscillate, pause, ponder, premeditated, purposeful, reason (conclude), reflect (ponder), review, speculate (conjecture), tactical, treat (process), try (conduct a trial), voluntary, weigh, willful

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


deliberate
v.
To consider; to ponder; to examine reasons for and against something in order to come to a decision.
adj.
Slow and careful; done with full awareness and intention.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


deliberate
1) (duh-lib-er-et) Done with care, intention, or premeditation.
2) (duh-lib</>-er-ate) Consideration and discussion of facts, laws, and other matters, particularly by members of a jury, a panel of judges, or by any group including a legislature.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


deliberate
1 adj. Intentional and premeditated, of an act performed with prior planning; with full consideration and thoroughly as in "with all deliberate speed."
2 v. The process by which jurors determine the outcome of a case.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


deliberate
Willful; purposeful; determined after thoughtful evaluation of all relevant factors; dispassionate.
To act with a particular intent, which is derived from a careful consideration of factors that influence the choice to be made.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


deliberate
Willful; purposeful; determined after thoughtful evaluation of all relevant factors; dispassionate.
 
To act with a particular intent, which is derived from a careful consideration of factors that influence the choice to be made.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

deliberate
   1) adj. [dee-lib-er-et] done with care and intention or premeditated.
   2) v. [dee-lib-er-ate] to consider the facts, the laws and/or other matters, particularly by members of a jury, a panel of judges or by any group including a legislature.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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