negotiant

noun
ne·​go·​ti·​ant | \ ni-ˈgō-sh(ē-)ənt How to pronounce negotiant (audio) \

Definition of negotiant

: one that negotiates

First Known Use of negotiant

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for negotiant

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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