- negotiation (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. negociacion "business, trade," and directly from L. negotiationem (nom. negotiatio) "business, traffic," noun of action from pp. 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," lit. "lack of leisure," from neg- "not" (see DENY (Cf. deny)) + otium "ease, leisure." The sense expansion from "doing business" to also include "bargaining" about anything took place in Latin.
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