non-negotiable ˌnon-neˈgotiable adjective
1. FINANCE BANKING if a financial document such as a cheque is non-negotiable, it cannot be used by the person or organization receiving it to pay a third person or organization. crossed cheque S are non-negotiable
2. if someone says that a demand, condition etc is non-negotiable, they mean that they are not willing to accept other suggestions, conditions etc:

• To think we can compromise on raising the fuel tax is wrong; it's non-negotiable.

— opposite negotiable

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   A transaction where the terms of the contract are fixed. Also, an instrument that can only be held by the original holder and cannot be traded or transferred or used as collateral.

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non-negotiable UK US (also nonnegotiable) /ˌnɒnnəˈgəʊʃəbl̩/ adjective
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe a financial product that cannot be traded: »

Time deposits are non-negotiable deposits that are maintained in a bank for a specified period of time.

used to describe something that someone refuses to discuss or change: »

Talks failed because there were too many non-negotiable issues on both sides.


The buyout offers are nonnegotiable.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • non-negotiable — non ne gotiable adj 1.) a non negotiable principle or belief is one that you refuse to discuss or change ▪ He emphasized that the government s anti nuclear position was non negotiable. 2.) a cheque, ↑bond etc that is non negotiable can only be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Non-Negotiable — 1. A term relating to the price of a good or security which is firmly established and cannot be adjusted. 2. A term relating to a good or security whose ownership is not easily transferable from one party to another. 1. When an asking price is… …   Investment dictionary

  • non-negotiable — adjective 1 rights and conditions that are non negotiable are parts of a law or contract that cannot be discussed or changed 2 a cheque that is non negotiable can only be exchanged for money by the person whose name is on it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • non-negotiable — UK / US adjective 1) fixed and not possible to change through discussions The price is non negotiable. 2) a non negotiable document belongs to one person and cannot legally become the property of another person …   English dictionary

  • non-negotiable — adj. Non negotiable is used with these nouns: ↑demand …   Collocations dictionary

  • non-negotiable — Not negotiable; not capable of passing title or property by indorsement and delivery. Any document of title that is not a negotiable document. An instrument which may not be transferred by indorsement and delivery or by delivery alone, though it… …   Black's law dictionary

  • non-negotiable — adjective Not negotiable; not subject to negotiation. Ant: negotiable …   Wiktionary

  • non-negotiable — /nɒn nəˈgoʊʃəbəl/ (say non nuh gohshuhbuhl) adjective of or relating to a condition, wage claim, etc., which will not be modified or conceded in the course of wider negotiations …   Australian English dictionary

  • non negotiable — not easily transferable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Non-negotiable —   A condition which cannot be changed …   International financial encyclopaedia

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