from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Difficult or impossible to settle by arbitration, mediation, or mutual concession: a nonnegotiable demand.
- adj. Nonmarketable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not negotiable; not subject to negotiation.
- n. Something that is not negotiable.
The second thing which I think over time, when we get past the politics and the polls, that I found I must say the most remarkable in this speech was his invocation of what he called nonnegotiable values of free speech, the nonoppression of women, religious tolerance, private property.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Wednesday the city's boundaries are "nonnegotiable," while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, "We will never go back to a divided Jerusalem that is cold and torn."
This suggests that Berlin cynically leaked the story to Handelsblatt to polish its international image and repair strained relations with Israel, a country whose security Chancellor Merkel has deemed "nonnegotiable" for Germany.
In 2004, megapastor Rick Warren announced that abortion was a "nonnegotiable" for evangelical voters.
In 2004, the presumably nonpartisan group, Catholic Answers (www. catholic.com), distributed the Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics to provide background on five key "nonnegotiable" issues: abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, human cloning and stem cell research, which all happened to favor President Bush's platform-and the right wing conservative agenda.
Ms. Merkel's assurance that Israel's security is "nonnegotiable" is further put in doubt by the fact that her party colleague, Hartmut Schauerte, had been pushing the Export Control Office to speed up the process.
The United States was building democracy, free speech, equal justice, the rule of law -- the "nonnegotiable" universal values President George W. Bush says he's fighting for today -- while one horrific conflict after another swept the Continent in the 19th century, and the two most horrible wars, and the Holocaust, were yet to come in the 20th.
I hope that the 73 million worldwide members of the Anglican Church will remind their leaders that the whole "thou shalt not kill" thing kind of nonnegotiable, I ` m thinking.
She had the silent sense of courage and kind of nonnegotiable dignity, but she freed -- in many ways, she freed the whole South.
Jack Pynes, a retired teacher in Eugene, said he can't support Kerry because of his stand on the "nonnegotiable" issue of abortion, and doesn't understand how other Catholics can.
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