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To conduct business transactions; to deal with another individual in regard to a purchase and sale; to bargain or trade. To conclude by way of agreement, bargain, or compact. To transfer a negotiable instrument, such as a promissory note, or other Commercial Paper.

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to transfer (used of bills of exchange). The usual method is by endorsing (signing) the back of the document.
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Occupational names of certain key jobs in the mine, such as mercenaires (hired hands/mercenaries), negotiants (price brokers/peacemakers) and dirigeants (managers/commanders), speak of a division of labour that seeks to mirror military battalions.
Mining police and intelligence agents are armed with rifles and pistols, and, like other state officials, they pay for their presence in the mine by extorting creuseurs and mineral buyers, negotiants, based on the volume of extracted ore.
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Negotiants that do not have Estate vineyards were hopeful this could be a much needed bumper crop, but hopes were dashed with heat spikes.
Historically Rauzan was tapped by Bordeaux negotiants for their wine.