concession

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin concessionem, accusative singular of concessio (a grant, permission, conceding), from concedere

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˈsɛʃən/
  • Hyphenation: con‧ces‧sion

Noun[edit]

concession (plural concessions)

  1. the act of conceding, especially that of defeat
  2. something, such as an argument, that is conceded or admitted to be wrong
  3. (rhetoric) Admitting a point to strengthen one's overall case.
  4. the grant of some land to be used for a specified purpose
  5. (chiefly US) 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
  6. (Canada) In Ontario, a small road between tracts of farmland.

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Verb[edit]

concession (third-person singular simple present concessions, present participle concessioning, simple past and past participle concessioned)

  1. To grant or approve by means of a concession agreement.

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Noun[edit]

concession f (plural concessions)

  1. concession