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n. 1) the transfer of a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or other negotiable instrument to another for money, goods, services or other benefit. 2) give-and-take discussion or conference in an attempt to reach an agreement or settle a dispute. (See: negotiable instrument)


noun arbitrament, arbitration, compromise, conference, conloquium, consultation, contract talks, deliberation, dickering, diplomacy, discussion, exchange of views, haggling, mediation, parley, summitry, treaty-making
Associated concepts: collective bargaining, preliminary neeotiation
See also: adjustment, collective bargaining, commerce, compromise, conciliation, conference, counteroffer, deal, intercession, mediation, meeting, parley, settlement, trade, transaction, treaty

NEGOTIATION, contracts The deliberation which takes place between the parties touching a proposed agreement.
     2. That which transpires in the negotiation makes no part of the agreement, unless introduced into it. It is a general rule that no evidence can be given to add, diminish, contradict or alter a written instrument. 1 Dall. 426; 4 Dall. 340; 3 S. & R. 609; 7 S. & R. 114. See Pourparler

NEGOTIATION, merc. law. The act by which a bill of exchange or promissory note is put into circulation by being passed by one of the original parties to another person.
     2. Until an accommodation bill or note has been negotiated, there is no contract which can be enforced on the note: the contract, either express or implied, that the party accommodated will indemnify the other, is, till then, conditional. 2 Man. & Gr. 911.

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The reverend father will explain to you, Monsieur Colbert, that I preserve to myself the direction of all the affairs of the order which concern France and Spain; but that I am not willing to retain the title of general, which would throw too high a side-light on the progress of the negotiations with which His Catholic Majesty wishes to intrust me.
The seller (a French horse-dealer resident in Brussels) had returned to Belgium immediately on completing the negotiations.
So, without a moment's loss of time, he placed at the disposal of the Cambridge Observatory the funds necessary for the construction of a telescope, and entered into negotiations with the house of Breadwill and Co.
After long negotiations over the legal details, the money was at last ready to be paid; but the notary, a most obliging person, could not hand over the order, because it must have the signature of the president, and the president, though he had not given over his duties to a deputy, was at the elections.
At length a county-widower, with a daughter of fourteen, opened negotiations with the lady; and as it was a part either of the native dignity or of the artificial policy of Mrs General (but certainly one or the other) to comport herself as if she were much more sought than seeking, the widower pursued Mrs General until he prevailed upon her to form his daughter's mind and manners.
He said that the Mediation decided to lift the negotiation session provided that the two parties are to be in contact with mediation for determining a new date to resume the negotiations.
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David Held admits that the institutionalization of global processes may be difficult, but he finds that the decision-makers could promote effective means of resolving global issues, such as the development of a set of criteria, norms, capacities and negotiation arenas.
Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people or parties, intended to reach an understanding, resolve point of difference, or gain advantage in outcome of dialogue, to produce an agreement upon courses of action, to bargain for individual or collective advantage, to craft outcomes to satisfy various interests of two people/parties involved in negotiation process.
Negotiation is one of the most common ways to ensure that obstacles get removed and differences among stakeholders get resolved amicably.
The program concentrates on the four cornerstones of transforming negotiation behavior for women.

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