Origin of concession
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|David Freedlander|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Caitlin Dickson|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But catching glimpses of the concession speeches from the above quintumverate would make the night a lot less painful.
Is this a concession in the land of the anything goes world of Juggalos?A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maizie would get fifty, Tony and his wife a hundred smackers, another fifty for the concession.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
This concession, apparently simple and unobjectionable, was fatal to the views of Mendez.
He nodded, swallowing hard, as if the concession well-nigh choked him.Red Masquerade|Louis Joseph Vance
I hate, where I looked for a manly furtherance, or at least a manly resistance, to find a mush of concession.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
She saw that she must make some concession to him, if she was to keep any of her influence over him.King Coal|Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for concession
- 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
- a land subdivision in a township survey
- another name for concession road
Word Origin for concession
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.