Origin of negotiation
Examples from the Web for pre-negotiation
Will they play their hand as cleverly as they have managed the pre-negotiation period?Iran's Nuke-Talks Game-Changer
September 26, 2009
- a discussion set up or intended to produce a settlement or agreement
- the act or process of negotiating
Word Origin and History for pre-negotiation
early 15c., from Old French negociacion "business, trade," and directly from Latin negotiationem (nominative negotiatio) "business, traffic," noun of action from past participle stem of negotiari "carry on business, do business, act as a banker," from negotium "a business, employment, occupation, affair (public or private)," also "difficulty, pains, trouble, labor," literally "lack of leisure," from neg- "not" (see deny) + otium "ease, leisure." The sense expansion from "doing business" to also include "bargaining" about anything took place in Latin.