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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)

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It seldom happens in the negotiation of treaties, of whatever nature, but that perfect SECRECY and immediate DESPATCH are sometimes requisite.
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.
Copies were put up at the corners of the streets; and even they who had begun to open negotiations interrupted them, being resolved to await the succor so pompously announced.
One day when oppressed with a mortal weariness of mind, without hope in the negotiations with the city; without news from England, the cardinal went out, without any other aim than to be out of doors, and accompanied only by Cahusac and La Houdiniere, strolled along the beach.
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has, for a second time, called for the suspension of negotiations with the Trade Union Negotiation Council due to uncertainties surrounding the EU's 'Everything But Arms' agreement.
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The senior Iranian official highlighted that the US government must compensate for its past violations of commitments and all the damage to the Iranian people before speaking of new negotiations.
Originally published in Harvard Business Review between 2001 and 2016, the 11 articles in this collection discuss aspects of negotiation: common mistakes, factors that impact negotiation outcomes, strategic moves involved in shadow negotiations, rules for negotiating a job offer, negotiating with someone with a different cultural style of communication, the application of hostage negotiation to business negotiations, complex negotiations, making the other side play fair, designing a deal that works in practice, and when to walk away from a deal.
'But in fact, under every administration from the Ramos regime to the current Duterte regime, peace negotiations are held only for a few months before the reactionary military diehards intervene to pressure their commander-in-chief to slow down or to declare the suspension or termination of the peace negotiations,' Sison said in a statement from Utrecht in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Pashinyan's statements about the participation of the "third party" in negotiations, devoid of any basis and logic, followed this time almost immediately after the recent statement by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs regarding the unchanged format of the negotiation process.
It provides an analysis of the cross-cultural factors affecting the process and outcome of negotiations in a multicultural setting.