noun Etymology: Middle English concessyon, from Anglo-French concessioun, from Latin concession-, concessio, from concedere to concede Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or an instance of conceding b. the admitting of a point claimed in argument 2. something conceded: a. acknowledgment, admission b. grant c. (1) a grant of land or property especially by a government in return for services or for a particular use (2) a right to undertake and profit by a specified activity (3) a lease of a portion of premises for a particular purpose; also the portion leased or the activities carried on • concessional adjectiveconcessionary adjective

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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