- 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
Related Wordsacknowledgment, deal, grant, admission, compromise, permit, privilege, indulgence, permission, confession, assent, sellout, boon, surrender, warrant, authorization, allowance, trade-off, buyback, copout
Examples from the Web for concession
At his concession speech, he told his staff to get ready to go work the next day.Meet Dan Donovan, the Prosecutor Who Let Eric Garner’s Killer Walk
December 5, 2014
The constitution was rewritten retrospectively in an attempt to put the concession beyond legal challenge.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
But there remains an underlying air of stress, from the media tent to the concession stands.Beyonce, Jay Z & No Doubt Sing to End Global Poverty in Central Park
September 28, 2014
But catching glimpses of the concession speeches from the above quintumverate would make the night a lot less painful.Five Awful GOP Governors Who Need to Go
September 22, 2014
Is this a concession in the land of the anything goes world of Juggalos?A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos
July 28, 2014
But how can you expect, when there must be a concession on one side, that it should be on theirs?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
And what concession she had gained from her dear child to merit this tenderness?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Hence the concession, and hence the appearance of Flora, piloted in by the man, man.Little Dorrit
This last was a concession to Jan, who hated the extinguisher.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
But this was a concession to morality, it formed no part of his main scheme.Howards End
E. M. Forster
- the act of yielding or conceding, as to a demand or argument
- something conceded
- British a reduction in the usual price of a ticket granted to a special group of customersa student concession
- any grant of rights, land, or property by a government, local authority, corporation, or individual
- the right, esp an exclusive right, to market a particular product in a given area
- US and Canadian
- the right to maintain a subsidiary business on a lessor's premises
- the premises so granted or the business so maintained
- a free rental period for such premises
- Canadian (chiefly in Ontario and Quebec)
- a land subdivision in a township survey
- another name for concession road
Word Origin and History for concession
mid-15c., from Old French concession (14c.) or directly from Latin concessionem (nominative concessio) "an allowing, conceding," noun of action from past participle stem of concedere (see concede). Meaning "right or privilege granted by government" is from 1650s. "Refreshment stand" sense is from 1910.