Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that negotiates.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who negotiates; a negotiator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare A negotiator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A negotiator.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement)

Etymologies

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Latin negotians, propast participlepr. of negotiari: compare French négociant.

Examples

  • In 2002, long before Goldman Sachs Conspiracy Theory became a major interdisciplinary body of knowledge, a group of American investors led by Joe Wender and his wife, Ann Colgin, bought Camille Giroud, a small but venerable Burgundian negotiant.

    In the Domain of the Earth Mother of Burgundy

  • Jean-Luc Colombo, an oenologist from Marseilles, moved here with his wife, Anne, in the 1980s, first establishing a negotiant/consulting business and later buying vineyards.

    Rustic but Rewarding, Cornas Gains the Spotlight

  • Mr. Wender asked Ms. Wasserman to let him know if she ever spotted an investment opportunity, and not long afterward she enlisted him to help rescue the foundering negotiant firm of Camille Giroud, with whom she'd worked for years.

    In the Domain of the Earth Mother of Burgundy

  • The mustachioed Mr. Blot began his career as a negotiant in Tours and gradually began acquiring small domains in Montlouis, a not-terribly-fashionable appellation on the South Bank of the Loire, and eventually a few acres in the more illustrious town of Vouvray, across the river.

    Singing of France's Unsung Chenin Blanc

  • One negotiant might have wines that cost as much as $100 or $1,000 per bottle, but it may also put plenty of care into its Côtes du Rhône that sells for as little as $8 or $9 per bottle.

    Cotes du Rhone Wine Shopping Tips

  • Monsieur Tavel, negotiant a Bordeaux himself, was more likely to be aware of a fellow wineshipper than of a chateau seventy kilometres to the north. '' ll find out, 'he said.

    PROOF

  • "Ma foi," said the commandant, "c'est un negotiant, un bourgeois" -- take him away to the citadel, we will examine him to-morrow, at present we must dress for the comedie -- "Allons."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 530, January 21, 1832

  • 'Coqueline-Walhaert, _negotiant_,' is the sign over the establishment wherein a very infirm old woman sells centimes 'worth of sweetstuff to the _jeunesse_ of Janenne, whilst her husband works at the quarries.

    Schwartz: A History From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

  • I find Mrs. Strange [Highlanders] will readly except of any offer from Rosenberge [King of Sweden] as that negotiant can easily evade paying duty for any wine he sends hir.

    Pickle the Spy; Or, the Incognito of Prince Charles

  • Only an occasional negotiant comes up from Gap or Grenoble, seeking orders in the villages, for whom the ordinary auberges suffice.

    The Huguenots in France

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