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concessionary

[kuh n-sesh-uh-ner-ee]
adjective
  1. pertaining to concession; of the nature of a concession: concessionary agreements.
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noun, plural con·ces·sion·ar·ies.
  1. a concessionaire.
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Origin of concessionary

First recorded in 1720–30; concession + -ary
Related formssub·con·ces·sion·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural sub·con·ces·sion·ar·ies.
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Historical Examples of concessionary

  • A concessionary spirit is indispensable, and inheres in love.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke

  • Public works, concessionary and otherwise, have stopped for lack of funds from Europe.


British Dictionary definitions for concessionary

concessionary

adjective
  1. of, granted, or obtained by a concession
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noun plural -aries
  1. another word for concessionaire
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