- 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
Examples from the Web for concessions
It went back and forth with the IRS and eventually made some concessions.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
Few people in Gaza believe Israel will make any concessions if they do not show their determination to resist.
It was a tactic designed to force Israeli concessions before talks break down.
Then, on Friday, Boehner and his leadership team sat down with these right-wingers and made a series of concessions to them.On Border, a Huge Win for the Hard Right
August 4, 2014
Some Senate campaigns end with victory speeches, others with concessions.Mississippi Tea Partier Is on a Martyrdom Mission
August 4, 2014
Concessions were made, but they failed to reconcile the opposition.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
In diplomacy, a last demand before resorting to concessions.The Devil's Dictionary
We have made all the concessions that we can make, or ought to make.Cleveland Past and Present
It is important to notice that these concessions were economic, not social.The Enclosures in England
Without his help, they would never have gotten the concessions.L'Assommoir
- 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 concessions
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.