From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Negotiation \Ne*go`ti*a"tion\, n. [L. negotiatio: cf. F.
   1. The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another
      respecting sale or purchase. etc.
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   2. Hence, mercantile business; trading. [Obs.]
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            Who had lost, with these prizes, forty thousand
            pounds, after twenty years' negotiation in the East
            Indies.                               --Evelyn.
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   3. The transaction of business between nations; the mutual
      intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making
      treaties, composing difference, etc.; as, the negotiations
      at Ghent.
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            An important negotiation with foreign powers.
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