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concessionaire

[kuh n-sesh-uh-nair]
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noun
  1. 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 [kuh n-sesh-uh-ner] /kənˈsɛʃ ə nər/.

Origin of concessionaire

From the French word concessionnaire, dating back to 1860–65. See concession, -aire
Related formssub·con·ces·sion·aire, nounsub·con·ces·sion·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for concessionaires

Historical Examples

  • I do not know that the American concessionaires are driven by any such scourge.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa

    Richard Harding Davis

  • This black pitch forms the basis of all our asphalt pavements, and such a deposit must be worth millions to the concessionaires.

  • The concessionaires take a sporting chance that Leopold will not be thrown out.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa

    Richard Harding Davis

  • When asked: "Under your concessions are you given similar powers over the native blacks as are enjoyed by other concessionaires?"

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa

    Richard Harding Davis


British Dictionary definitions for concessionaires

concessionaire

concessioner (kənˈsɛʃənə) or concessionary

noun
  1. someone who holds or operates a concession
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Word Origin and History for concessionaires

concessionaire

n.

1862, from French concessionaire "person to whom a concession has been granted," from concession, from Latin concessionem (see concession).

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