Definition of Concession

1. Noun. A contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business. "He got the beer concession at the ball park"

Exact synonyms: Grant
Generic synonyms: Contract
Specialized synonyms: Franchise

2. Noun. The act of conceding or yielding.
Exact synonyms: Conceding, Yielding
Generic synonyms: Acquiescence, Assent
Specialized synonyms: Bye, Pass
Derivative terms: Concede, Concede, Concede, Concede, Concede, Concede, Yield

3. Noun. A point conceded or yielded. "They won all the concessions they asked for"
Generic synonyms: Agreement
Specialized synonyms: Sop, Judicial Admission, Stipulation, Takeaway, Wage Concession

Definition of Concession

1. n. The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous.

Definition of Concession

1. Noun. the act of conceding, especially that of defeat ¹

2. Noun. something, such as an argument, that is conceded or admitted to be wrong ¹

3. Noun. (rhetoric) Admitting a point to strengthen one's overall case. ¹

4. Noun. the grant of some land to be used for a specified purpose ¹

5. Noun. (Chiefly American English) a contract to operate a small business as a subsidiary of a larger company, or within the premises of some institution; the business itself and the space from which it operates ¹

6. Noun. (Canada) In Ontario, a small road between tracts of farmland. ¹

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Definition of Concession

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Concession

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Literary usage of Concession

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1. The Philippines to the End of the Commission Government: A Study in Tropical by Charles Burke Elliott (1917)
"They found that the Manila Railway Company, Limited, an English corporation which had received a concession from the Spanish government in 1887, had been, ..."

2. The History of Civilization: From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French by Guizot (François), F. Guizot, William Hazlitt (1856)
"concession of the charter of Kouen and other privileges. Id. Id. . ... Rouen concession of various privileges. Id. Peronne Confirmation of ancient customs. ..."

3. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"In the Far East, especially in China, the word "concession" has a very definite meaning. For instance, there is in Shanghai a French concession where there ..."

4. Report by Public Archives of Canada (1893)
"First concession, page 295. <'h lot contains 200 acres.) B.—Bland, William, lot 24; Bushby, Thomas, ... Walter, lots 9, 10, ' Second concession, page 296. ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"... wrote to our representative at Guatemala and bade him inquire if a concession had been granted, procure an authentic copy of the act if act there were, ..."

6. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to by Henry Hallam (1876)
"... by this concession, or from a sincere belief that the bishops might be kept better to the duties of tho> function by excluding them from civil power. ..."

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