noun Etymology: French concessionnaire, from concession Date: 1862 the owner or operator of a concession; especially one that operates a refreshment stand at a recreational center

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  • concessionaire — UK [kənˌseʃəˈneə(r)] / US [kənˌseʃəˈner] or concessioner UK [kənˈseʃənə(r)] / US [kənˈseʃənər] noun [countable] Word forms concessionaire : singular concessionaire plural concessionaires business a person or company that has the legal right to… …   English dictionary

  • concessionaire — con‧ces‧sion‧aire [kənˌseʆəˈneə ǁ ˈner] noun [countable] COMMERCE a person or organization with a concession: • Concessionaires operating in national parks will pay 22% of gross revenues to the government. * * * concessionaire UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • concessionaire — 1862, from Fr. concessionaire person to whom a concession has been granted, from concession, from L. concessionem (see CONCESSION (Cf. concession)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Concessionaire — Con*ces sion*aire , ||Concessionnaire Con ces sion naire , n. [F. concessionnaire.] The beneficiary of a concession or grant. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concessionaire — ☆ concessionaire [kən sesh΄ə ner′] n. [Fr concessionnaire] the holder of a concession granted by a government, company, etc.: also ☆ concessioner …   English World dictionary

  • concessionaire — /keuhn sesh euh nair /, n. a person, group, or company to whom a concession has been granted, esp. to operate a subsidiary business or service: a popcorn concessionaire at a baseball park. Also, concessioner /keuhn sesh euh neuhr/. [1860 65; < F… …   Universalium

  • concessionaire — noun /kənˌsɛʃəˈnɛr/ one who holds a concession or a right granted (for example, by the government) to conduct a certain business From 1830 to 1871 there were public gaming tables in Heligoland, and the Concessionaire paid such a high price for… …   Wiktionary

  • concessionaire — [[t]kənse̱ʃəne͟ə(r)[/t]] concessionaires N COUNT A concessionaire is a person or company that has the right to sell a product or to run a business, especially in a building belonging to another business. [AM] Syn: concessioner (in BRIT, use… …   English dictionary

  • concessionaire — con|ces|sion|aire [kənˌseʃəˈneə US ˈner] n [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: concessionnaire, from concession; CONCESSION] someone who has been given the right to have a business in a particular place, especially in a place owned by someone… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • concessionaire — con|ces|sion|aire [ kən,seʃə ner ] noun count a person or company that has the legal right to sell things at a place owned by someone else …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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