negotiation
I noun arbitrament, arbitration, bargaining, compromise, conference, conloquium, consultation, contract talks, deliberation, dickering, diplomacy, discussion, exchange of views, haggling, mediation, parley, summitry, treaty-making associated concepts: collective bargaining, preliminary negotiation II index adjustment, collective bargaining, commerce, compromise, conciliation, conference, counteroffer, deal, intercession, mediation, meeting (conference), parley, settlement, trade (commerce), transaction, treaty

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


negotiation
1) A give-and-take discussion that attempts to reach an agreement or settle a dispute. Negotiation is a form of alternative dispute resolution.
2) The transfer of a check, promissory note, bill of exchange, or other negotiable instrument to another in exchange for money, goods, services, or other benefit. (See also: negotiable instrument)
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


negotiation
n. Discussions between adverse parties, with the goal of resolving their differences.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


negotiation
The process of submission and consideration of offers until an acceptable offer is made and accepted.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

negotiation
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 also: negotiable instrument

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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