negotiation

[ ni-goh-shee-ey-shuh n, -see- ]SEE DEFINITION OF negotiation
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After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation.

The preliminaries of the negotiation were adjusted at this interview.

For the two sisters, and their hired men, it was a simple matter for negotiation.

We first entered into negotiation for Stocks in January, 1892.

I have no doubts that other attempts will be made to bring about a negotiation.

Is there—I'm sure there is not—any mention of the negotiation with Stephanotis Bey?'

I knew when the negotiation was in your hands it would be so.

Nevertheless, he attempted to get out of this wicked dream by way of negotiation.

Of course I trust to your discretion never to disclose the negotiation in any way.

Entrust me with the despatch, and I promise you the negotiation will be completed then and there.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French negociacion "business, trade," and directly from Latin negotiationem (nominative negotiatio) "business, traffic," noun of action from past participle stem of negotiari "carry on business, do business, act as a banker," from negotium "a business, employment, occupation, affair (public or private)," also "difficulty, pains, trouble, labor," literally "lack of leisure," from neg- "not" (see deny) + otium "ease, leisure." The sense expansion from "doing business" to also include "bargaining" about anything took place in Latin.

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