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1611, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from French négociant "merchant, trader," going back to Middle French, noun derivative (perhaps after Italian negoziante) from present participle of negocier "to do business, trade," borrowed from Latin negōtiārī — more at negotiate
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“Negotiant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negotiant. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.
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