Definition of negotiable
: capable of being negotiated: such asa : transferable from one person to another by being delivered with or without endorsement (see endorse 1d) so that the title passes to the transferee (see transferee 1) <negotiable securities>b : capable of being traversed, dealt with, or accomplished <a difficult but negotiable road> <some kind of agreement was negotiable>c : open to discussion or dispute <The terms of the contract are negotiable.> <The price was not negotiable.>
negotiabilityplay \ni-ˌgō-sh(ē-)ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
Examples of negotiable in a sentence
The terms of the contract are negotiable.
The price was not negotiable.
a rough but negotiable road
First Known Use of negotiable
NEGOTIABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of negotiable for English Language Learners
: able to be discussed and changed before an agreement or decision is made
: able to be successfully traveled over
finance : able to be passed from one person to another in return for something of equal value
NEGOTIABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of negotiable for Students
1 : able to be discussed in order to reach an agreement <a negotiable price>
2 : able to be successfully dealt with or traveled over <negotiable roads>
Legal Definition of negotiable
: capable of being negotiated; especially : transferable from one party to another by delivery with or without endorsement so that title passes to the transferee <negotiable securities> <a negotiable certificate of deposit> — see also negotiable instrument
negotiability\ni-ˌgō-shə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ play noun
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