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Consultative is an adjective that describes something that gives advice, or only gives advice but cannot take action. A common misspelling is consultive.

Consultative status is a noun phrase created by the United Nations to refer to non-governmental organizations that were consulting the Economic and Social Council.


The planned consultative meeting will bring together SMEs owners to discuss the obstacles hampering their businesses and explore ways of addressing them. [Bahrain News Agency]

A meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the departments allocated to Welfare Minister P Rajavelu was convened on Wednesday. [New Indian Express]

The United Nations has agreed to accord special consultative status to the northeastern states for the UN Economic and Social Council, Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma said today. [Calcutta Telegraph]