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concessionaire

[ kuhn-sesh-uh-nair ]
/ kənˌsɛʃ əˈnɛər /
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noun

a person, group, or company to whom a concession has been granted, especially to operate a subsidiary business or service: a popcorn concessionaire at a baseball park.

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Also con·ces·sion·er [kuhn-sesh-uh-ner]. /kənˈsɛʃ ə nər/.

Origin of concessionaire

From the French word concessionnaire, dating back to 1860–65. See concession, -aire

OTHER WORDS FROM concessionaire

sub·con·ces·sion·aire, nounsub·con·ces·sion·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for concessionaire

concessionaire

concessioner (kənˈsɛʃənə) or concessionary

/ (kənˌsɛʃəˈnɛə) /

noun

someone who holds or operates a concession
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