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 for negotiable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Negotiable \Ne*go"ti*a*ble\ (? or ?), a. [Cf. F. n['e]gotiable.
     See Negotiate.]
     Capable of being negotiated; transferable by assignment or
     indorsement to another person; as, a negotiable note or bill
     of exchange.
     [1913 Webster]
     Negotiable paper, any commercial paper transferable by sale
        or delivery and indorsement, as bills of exchange, drafts,
        checks, and promissory notes.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: capable of being passed or negotiated; "a negotiable
      2: able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise; "negotiable
         demands"; "the proposal is still on the table" [syn:
         negotiable, on the table]
      3: legally transferable to the ownership of another; "negotiable
         bonds" [syn: assignable, conveyable, negotiable,
         transferable, transferrable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "negotiable":
     achievable, actable, alienable, assignable, attainable,
     bequeathable, compassable, consignable, convertible, conveyable,
     devisable, doable, feasible, heritable, inheritable, liquid,
     manageable, maneuverable, manipulatable, operable, operatable,
     overcomable, performable, practicable, practical, realizable,
     superable, surmountable, transferable, viable, workable

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  NEGOTIABLE. That which is capable of being transferred by assignment; a 
  thing, the title to which may be transferred by a sale and indorsement or 
       2. A chose in action was not assignable at common law, and therefore 
  contracts or agreements could not be negotiated. But exceptions have been 
  allowed to this rule in relation to simple contracts, and others have been 
  introduced by legislative acts. So that, now, bills of exchange, promissory 
  notes, bills of lading, bank notes, payable to order, or to bearer, and, in 
  some states, bonds and other specialties, may be transferred by assignment, 
  indorsement, or by delivery, when the instrument is payable to bearer. 
       3. When a claim is assigned which is not negotiable at law, such, for 
  example, as a book debt, the title to it remains at law in the assigner, but 
  the assignee is entitled to it in equity, and he may therefore recover it in 
  the assignor's name. See, generally, Hare & Wall. Sel. Dec. 158 to 194 
  Negotiable paper. 

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