Definition of non-negotiable in English:


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  • 1Not open to discussion or modification: the essential features of the constitution are non-negotiable
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    • Really, those are also almost non-negotiable.
    • He said: ‘We have got to decide what parts of the health service we think are non-negotiable.’
    • The union has rejected the report out of hand and claimed it had been told that the 11 per cent was non-negotiable and would be linked to 4,500 job losses and the closure of scores of fire stations.
  • 1.1(Of a document) not able to be transferred or assigned to the legal ownership of another person.
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    • The parties were to be presented with a non-negotiable document.

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