Deliberation (Deliberate) – carefully considering issues and options before making a decision or taking some action; especially, the process by which a jury reaches a verdict, as by analyzing, discussing, and weighing the evidence after closing arguments

deliberation:
n. (14c)

1. The act of carefully considering issues and options before making a decision or taking some action; especially, the process by which a jury reaches a verdict, as by analyzing, discussing, and weighing the evidence. — deliberate, vb. [1]

1. A careful and thoughtful consideration; the process of reasoning the pros and cons of doing something; reflection; contemplation. [2]

deliberate:
vb. (16c)

1. (Of a court, jury, etc.) to weigh and analyze all the evidence after closing arguments <the jury deliberated for 12 hours before reaching a verdict>. [1]

1. To formally meet, discuss, and consider. USAGE: “Now that the jury has been instructed by the judge, it will retire to deliberate its verdict. [2]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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