[ni-goh-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l]
- capable of being negotiated: a negotiable salary demand.
- (of bills, securities, etc.) transferable by delivery, with or without endorsement, according to the circumstances, the title passing to the transferee.
- negotiables, negotiable bonds, stocks, etc.
Origin of negotiable
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Examples from the Web for negotiability
In case of negotiability, no notice to the debtor is necessary.
The instrument must contain words of negotiability, such as or bearer, or order, or words of similar meaning.
During the past weeks all the balance of his belongings that possessed any negotiability whatsoever had been turned into meal.Sally of Missouri
R. E. Young
Negotiability applies only to this branch of the law, while assignability applies to ordinary cases of contract law.
This check is governed by the law of negotiability with the result which we have just indicated.
- able to be negotiated
- (of a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc) legally transferable in title from one party to another
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Word Origin and History for negotiability
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