concessionaire

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French concessionnaire.

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Noun[edit]

concessionaire (plural concessionaires)

  1. one who holds a concession or a right granted (for example, by the government) to conduct a certain business
    • 1920, Frederick Spencer Hamilton, The Days Before Yesterday
      From 1830 to 1871 there were public gaming-tables in Heligoland, and the Concessionaire paid such a high price for his permit that the colonial finances were in the most flourishing condition.