Negotiation Ne*go`ti*a"tion, n. [L. negotiatio: cf. F. n['e]gociation.] 1. The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, mercantile business; trading. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Who had lost, with these prizes, forty thousand pounds, after twenty years' negotiation in the East Indies. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

3. The transaction of business between nations; the mutual intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making treaties, composing difference, etc.; as, the negotiations at Ghent. [1913 Webster]

An important negotiation with foreign powers. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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