concession

[ kuh n-sesh-uh n ]
/ kənˈsɛʃ ən /

noun

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.

Origin of concession

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

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concession

/ (kənˈsɛʃən) /

noun

Derived Forms

concessible, adjective

Word Origin for concession

C16: from Latin concēssiō an allowing, from concēdere to concede
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