non·​ne·​go·​tia·​ble | \ˌnän-ni-ˈgō-sh(ē-)ə-bəl \

Definition of nonnegotiable 

: not negotiable especially : not open to discussion or reconsideration a list of nonnegotiable demands a nonnegotiable fee

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And governments across Germany at several levels have denounced B.D.S. Official support for Israel is a nonnegotiable position in postwar Germany. New York Times, "Unwelcome Sound on Germany’s Stages: Musicians Who Boycott Israel," 1 July 2018 The customer had just one nonnegotiable demand: Match China’s price. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Why Bernie Sanders won’t join the Democratic Party," 7 June 2018 The customer had just one nonnegotiable demand: Match China's price. David J. Lynch,, "The hidden costs of 'America First' tariffs," 7 June 2018 What are your nonnegotiable skin care products for keeping it in check? Maureen Choi, Glamour, "Kerry Washington Plays 20-ish Beauty Questions," 10 May 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spent an hour on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, calling the nuclear deal nonnegotiable, Iranian state media reported. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Iran Works to Keep Europe On Board Amid Uncertainty Over Nuclear Deal," 1 May 2018 But like with any life decisions, there is one big nonnegotiable. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "Zoe Lister-Jones on Hiring an All-Women Film Crew and Being a ‘Bone Brothatarian’," 22 May 2018 Freedom of the press, and the ability to do our jobs without fear, is nonnegotiable. Linda Feldmann, The Christian Science Monitor, "Traveling with Trump as he skipped – and skewered – the press dinner," 30 Apr. 2018 Managing your health and your family’s is nonnegotiable, so leave the dishes from time to time. Sandy Fernández, Redbook, "How to Take Care of Yourself — and Everyone Else," 11 Apr. 2018

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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non·​ne·​go·​tia·​ble | \ˌnän-ni-ˈgō-shə-bəl\

Legal Definition of nonnegotiable 

: not negotiable

Other Words from nonnegotiable

nonnegotiability \ -​nə-​ˌgō-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē \ noun

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