Concession
Concession Con*ces"sion, n. [L. concessio, fr. concedere: cf. F. concession. See {Concede}.] 1. The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous. [1913 Webster]

By mutual concession the business was adjusted. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

2. A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal. [1913 Webster]

This is therefore a concession, that he doth . . . believe the Scriptures to be sufficiently plain. --Sharp. [1913 Webster]

When a lover becomes satisfied by small compliances without further pursuits, then expect to find popular assemblies content with small concessions. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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  • concession — [ kɔ̃sesjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1264; lat. concessio 1 ♦ Action de concéder (un droit, un privilège, une terre); acte qui concède. ⇒ cession, 1. don, octroi. Concession d un privilège (⇒ charte) . Faire la concession d un terrain. Concession commerciale,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Concession — may refer to: Concession (politics): failure to challenge or cessation of challenging, as in conceding an election or conceding a game . Concession (contract): a contracted out service, as in concession stand. A contractual right to carry on a… …   Wikipedia

  • concession — con·ces·sion n 1: an act or instance of conceding or yielding 2: something conceded: as a: acknowledgment admission b: something granted esp. as an inducement (as to enter into an agreement) c: a grant of real property esp. by a gov …   Law dictionary

  • concession — CONCESSION. s. f. Le don et l octroi qu un Souverain ou un Seigneur de quelque Terre, fait de quelque privilége, de quelque droit, de quelque grâce, etc. Ce privilége est une concession d un tel Roi. Ils ont eu ce droit, etc. par la concession d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • concession — mid 15c., from O.Fr. concession (14c.) or directly from L. concessionem (nom. concessio) an allowing, conceding, noun of action from concess , pp. stem of concedere (see CONCEDE (Cf. concede)). Meaning right or privilege granted by government is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concession — [kən sesh′ən] n. [ME & OFr < L concessio < concessus, pp. of concedere] 1. an act or instance of conceding, granting, or yielding 2. a thing conceded or granted; acknowledgment, as of an argument or claim 3. a privilege granted by a… …   English World dictionary

  • Concession — (v. lat.), die Erlaubniß einer Regierung, ein bürgerliches Gewerbe unter gewissen Bedingungen zu betreiben. Die C. gilt nur für die Person, welcher sie ertheilt ist (Concessionär), u. kann nicht durch Erbschaft od. Kauf an eine andere übertragen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Concession — Concession, lat., Zugeständniß; obrigkeitliche Ermächtigung zu einem Betrieb; Concessionar, der Inhaber einer solchen C.; concessioniren, ermächtigen, genehmigen; concessionirt, genehmigt, erlaubt. Concessive, einräumend, nachgebend …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • concession — *allowance Analogous words: favor, boon, *gift: indulgence, leniency, tolerance, forbearance (see under FORBEARING) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concession — [n] yielding, adjustment acknowledgment, admission, allowance, assent, authorization, boon, buyback, compromise, confession, copout*, deal, giveback, giving in, grant, indulgence, permission, permit, privilege, rollback, sellout, surrender, trade …   New thesaurus

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