1. Of the nature of or containing a concession.
2. Grammar Expressing concession, as the conjunction though.

[Late Latin concessīvus, from Latin concessus, past participle of concēdere, to concede; see concede.]

con·ces′sive·ly adv.
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in a concessive manner
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