Ne*go`ti*a"tion(?), n. [L. negotiatio: cf. F. ngociation.] 1. The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.
2. Hence, mercantile business; trading.
Who had lost, with these prizes, forty thousand pounds, after twenty years' negotiation in the East Indies.Evelyn.
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.
An important negotiation with foreign powers.Macaulay.
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