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con·ces·sion

 (kən-sĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of conceding.
2.
a. Something, such as a point previously claimed in argument, that is later conceded.
b. An acknowledgment or admission.
3. A grant of a tract of land made by a government or other controlling authority in return for stipulated services or a promise that the land will be used for a specific purpose.
4.
a. The privilege of maintaining a subsidiary business within certain premises.
b. The space allotted for such a business.
c. The business itself: There was an ice cream concession in the subway station.
d. A snack, drink, or other food sold at a concession: bought concessions at halftime.

[Middle English, from Latin concessiō, concessiōn-, from concessus, past participle of concēdere, to concede; see concede.]

con·ces′sion·al adj.
con·ces′sion·ar′y (-sĕsh′ə-nĕr′ē) adj.

concession

(kənˈsɛʃən)
n
1. the act of yielding or conceding, as to a demand or argument
2. something conceded
3. (Commerce) Brit a reduction in the usual price of a ticket granted to a special group of customers: a student concession.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any grant of rights, land, or property by a government, local authority, corporation, or individual
5. (Marketing) the right, esp an exclusive right, to market a particular product in a given area
6. (Commerce)
a. the right to maintain a subsidiary business on a lessor's premises
b. the premises so granted or the business so maintained
c. a free rental period for such premises
7. (Surveying) (chiefly in Ontario and Quebec)
a. a land subdivision in a township survey
b. another word for concession road
[C16: from Latin concēssiō an allowing, from concēdere to concede]
conˈcessible adj

con•ces•sion

(kənˈsɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of conceding or yielding, as a right.
2. the thing or point yielded.
3. something conceded by a government or a controlling authority, as a grant of land.
4. a space or privilege within certain premises for a subsidiary business or service: the refreshment concession at a theater.
5. Canadian. a division of surveyed land in a township, further divided into lots.
[1605–15; < Latin concēssiō=concēd(ere) to concede + -tiō -tion]
con•ces′sion•ar`y, con•ces′sion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concession - a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary businessconcession - a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
franchise - an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
2.concession - the act of conceding or yielding
assent, acquiescence - agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; "he gave his assent eagerly"; "a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly"
bye, pass - you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round"
3.concession - a point conceded or yielded; "they won all the concessions they asked for"
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
sop - a concession given to mollify or placate; "the offer was a sop to my feelings"
judicial admission, stipulation - (law) an agreement or concession made by parties in a judicial proceeding (or by their attorneys) relating to the business before the court; must be in writing unless they are part of the court record; "a stipulation of fact was made in order to avoid delay"
takeaway - a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures
wage concession - an agreement to raise wages

concession

noun
1. compromise, agreement, settlement, accommodation, adjustment, trade-off, give-and-take, half measures Britain has made sweeping concessions to China in order to reach a settlement.
2. privilege, right, permit, licence, franchise, entitlement, indulgence, prerogative The government has granted concessions to three private telephone companies.
3. reduction, saving, grant, discount, allowance tax concessions for mothers who choose to stay at home with their children
4. surrender, yielding, conceding, renunciation, relinquishment He said there'd be no concession of territory.

concession

noun
An accommodation made in the light of special or extenuating circumstances:
Translations
إمْتِياز، تَنازُلاِمْتِيَاز
ústupek
indrømmelsebevilling
lupamyöntäminentoimilupa
ustupak
engedmény
eftirgjöf, tilhliîrun
譲歩
특허
nuolaida
atļaujapiekāpšanās
ústupok
eftergiftmedgivanderabatt
การยินยอม
sự nhượng bộ

concession

[kənˈseʃən] N
1. (= reduction) → concesión f; (on tax) → desgravación f, exención f
price concessionreducción f
2. (= franchise) → concesión f; (= exploration rights) (for oil) → derechos mpl de exploración

concession

[kənˈsɛʃən] n
(in dispute, argument)concession f
to make concessions → faire des concessions
(= reduction) → réduction f
tax concession → avantage m fiscal

concession

nZugeständnis nt, → Konzession f (→ to an +acc); (Comm) → Konzession f; to make concessions to somebodyjdm Konzessionen or Zugeständnisse machen

concession

[kənˈsɛʃn] nconcessione f

concession

(kənˈseʃən) noun
something granted. As a concession we were given a day off work to go to the wedding.

concession

اِمْتِيَاز ústupek indrømmelse Konzession παραχώρηση concesión lupa concession ustupak concessione 譲歩 특허 concessie konsesjon ustępstwo concessão уступка rabatt การยินยอม ayrıcalık sự nhượng bộ 让步
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When a Socialist was elected to office he voted with old party legislators for any measure that was likely to be of help to the working class, but he never forgot that these concessions, whatever they might be, were trifles compared with the great purpose--the organizing of the working class for the revolution.
Her standard of right was so high, so all-embracing, so minute, and making so few concessions to human frailty, that, though she strove with heroic ardor to reach it, she never actually did so, and of course was burdened with a constant and often harassing sense of deficiency;--this gave a severe and somewhat gloomy cast to her religious character.
Hannah now wore her hair in a coil and her dresses a trifle below her ankles, these concessions being due to her extreme height.
Provocations to produce the desired appearances might even be given to some foreign power, and appeased again by timely concessions.
With all these concessions, two hundred and seventy-nine persons only will be the depository of the safety, interest, and happiness of eight millions that is to say, there will be one representative only to maintain the rights and explain the situation of TWENTY-EIGHT THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY constitutents, in an assembly exposed to the whole force of executive influence, and extending its authority to every object of legislation within a nation whose affairs are in the highest degree diversified and complicated.
It is probably that du Bousquier felt himself obliged to make certain concessions which obtained for him the respect of Rose-Marie-Victoire; for Catholic virtue does not require a dissimulation as complete as that of Madame du Bousquier.
Then new concessions to the people, then a constitution, then liberty.
On the one hand, it will be said, if concessions are made, the Parliament endanger the loss of their authority over the Colony: on the other hand, if external forces should be used, there seems to be danger of a total lasting alienation of affection.
Frigid and yet friendly, frank yet cautious, shrewd yet credulous, positive yet skeptical, confident yet shy, extremely intelligent and extremely good-humored, there was something vaguely defiant in its concessions, and something profoundly reassuring in its reserve.
Our unhappy politicians have made concession after concession; and now they are asking concessions which amount to our ordering a massacre of our own poor.
All these concessions and rebuffs of fortune, of late, had wounded his spirit severely, and his temper had become extremely irritable, his wrath being generally quite out of proportion to the cause.
Fouquet, no consideration for his feelings, none of those delicate concessions which are shown by persons who are essentially courteous in their natures, whenever the decisive moment may arrive.