con cession


the act of conceding or yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument: He made no concession to caution.
the thing or point yielded: Management offered a shorter workweek as a concession.
something conceded by a government or a controlling authority, as a grant of land, a privilege, or a franchise.
a space or privilege within certain premises for a subsidiary business or service: the refreshment concession at a movie theater.
Canadian. any of the usually sixteen divisions of a township, each division being 10 sq. mi. (26 sq. km) in area and containing thirty-two 200-acre lots.

1605–15; 1910–15 for def 4; < Latin concēssiōn- (stem of concēssiō), equivalent to concēss(us) (past participle of concēdere to concede) + -iōn- -ion

concessional, adjective
nonconcession, noun
preconcession, noun
proconcession, adjective
subconcession, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
concession (kənˈsɛʃən)
1.  the act of yielding or conceding, as to a demand or argument
2.  something conceded
3.  (Brit) a reduction in the usual price of a ticket granted to a special group of customers: a student concession
4.  any grant of rights, land, or property by a government, local authority, corporation, or individual
5.  the right, esp an exclusive right, to market a particular product in a given area
6.  (US), (Canadian)
 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.  (Canadian) chiefly in Ontario and Quebec
 a.  a land subdivision in a township survey
 b.  another name for concession road
[C16: from Latin concēssiō an allowing, from concēdere to concede]

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Word Origin & History

1464, from L. concessionem (nom. concessio), from concessius, pp. of concedere (see concede). Meaning "right or privilege granted by government" is from 1656. "Refreshment stand" sense is from 1910.
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