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[kuh n-sesh-uh-nair] /kənˌsɛʃ əˈnɛər/
a person, group, or company to whom a concession has been granted, especially to operate a subsidiary business or service:
a popcorn concessionaire at a baseball park.
Also, concessioner
[kuh n-sesh-uh-ner] /kənˈsɛʃ ə nər/ (Show IPA)
Origin of concessionaire
1860-65; < French concessionnaire. See concession, -aire
Related forms
subconcessionaire, noun
subconcessioner, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for concessionaire
  • They suggest that the concessionaire might face huge liabilities in the event of an accident.
  • Generally, private vehicles are not allowed on the road, but a concessionaire provides bus service.
  • concessionaire must provide quarterly traffic reports and forecasts.
  • There is no electricity and no storage in the park available for use by the concessionaire.
  • It is then the responsibility of the concessionaire to recruit and employ staff.
  • Examples of nonmaterial amendments include a change in the name of the concessionaire or a change to the payment due dates.
  • Hire a concessionaire to design, build and maintain the facility.
  • Requires tolling to provide an incentive to the concessionaire.
  • Becomes subsidiary of concessionaire, role largely unchanged.
British Dictionary definitions for concessionaire


someone who holds or operates a concession
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Word Origin and History for concessionaire

1862, from French concessionaire "person to whom a concession has been granted," from concession, from Latin concessionem (see concession).

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