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negotiable
as in:  negotiable issue


negotiable demands
  open to compromise
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negotiable negotiability
Notes:
Also see "negotiable instrument" for something that can be legally transferred such as "negotiable bonds" or an endorsed check.

Much more rarely, a river, waterway, road, or other obstacle can be described as negotiable, though navigable or another term is almost always used today.
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  • negotiable demands
  • Schedule is not negotiable.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The papers resumed their discussion about the wager; all those who had laid bets, for or against him, revived their interest, as if by magic; the "Phileas Fogg bonds" again became negotiable, and many new wagers were made.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • This Chinaman was a crafty fellow: he accepted notes issued by the revolutionary army in the North as payment for the merchandise he sold in the capital, even though the notes were worthless and not negotiable there.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate

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  • You’re so used to purchasing whatever you wish by the simple means of your dollars, that you cannot conceive of things that are non-commercial, non-negotiable, non-subject to any kind of trade.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The request was non-negotiable.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • It’s non-negotiable.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Whiskey was a negotiable money crop.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • ’I propose,’ said Mr. Micawber, ’Bills — a convenience to the mercantile world, for which, I believe, we are originally indebted to the Jews, who appear to me to have had a devilish deal too much to do with them ever since — because they are negotiable.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Something that’s every goddam bit as negotiable as all those other, more material things?
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey

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  • You can’t leave negotiable certificates worth over a million dollars in a Paris hotel room.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It’s negotiable.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Mr. Melson, who was possessed of no other negotiable securities, had hastened to employ these in capturing the eldest Miss Van Osburgh: since then he had grown stout and wheezy, and was given to telling anecdotes about his children.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • And lent him our money upon bills, with only one name besides his own, which to be sure everybody supposed to be a good one, and was as negotiable as money, but which turned out you know how.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • …all the women of the aristocracy, once they had taught him all that there was to learn, he had ceased to regard those naturalisation papers, almost a patent of nobility, which the Faubourg Saint-Germain had bestowed upon him, save as a sort of negotiable bond, a letter of credit with no intrinsic value, which allowed him to improvise a status for himself in some little hole in the country, or in some obscure quarter of Paris, where the good-looking daughter of a local squire or…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • My husband taught me well: everything is negotiable.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • He grudgingly added another year to my negotiable age for being a good cook.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • He was escorted down the alley, past the neon-lit entrance, to a barely negotiable break in the buildings.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Everything else is negotiable.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Were the names negotiable?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It’ll be negotiable?
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • "The statue isn’t negotiable."
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Negotiable as cash anywhere in the world.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • ABSCONDING BANK CLERK DISAPPEARS WITH FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS’ WORTH OF NEGOTIABLE SECURITIES, I read.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • That is the end of Wednesday-except for the trifling fact that Simpson has helped himself to fifty thousand pounds’ worth of negotiable securities.’
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Schedule is not negotiable.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Bonds are negotiable as cash.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • What’s a negotiable starting point?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
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Associated words [difficulty]:   negotiable [7] , negotiable instrument [9]
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