What does concession mean?

Definitions for concessionkənˈsɛʃ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word concession.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concession, grant(noun)

    a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business

    "he got the beer concession at the ball park"

  2. concession, conceding, yielding(noun)

    the act of conceding or yielding

  3. concession(noun)

    a point conceded or yielded

    "they won all the concessions they asked for"

Wiktionary

  1. concession(Noun)

    the act of conceding, especially that of defeat

  2. concession(Noun)

    something, such as an argument, that is conceded or admitted to be wrong

  3. concession(Noun)

    Admitting a point to strengthen one's overall case.

  4. concession(Noun)

    the grant of some land to be used for a specified purpose

  5. concession(Noun)

    a contract to operate a small business as a subsidiary of a larger company, or within the premises of some institution; the business itself and the space from which it operates

  6. concession(Noun)

    In Ontario, a small road between tracts of farmland.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concession(noun)

    the act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous

  2. Concession(noun)

    a thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal

  3. Origin: [L. concessio, fr. concedere: cf. F. concession. See Concede.]

Freebase

  1. Concession

    In international law, a concession is a territory within a country that is administered by an entity other than the state which holds sovereignty over it. This is usually a colonizing power, or at least mandated by one, as in the case of colonial chartered companies. Usually, it is conceded, that is, allowed or even surrendered by a weaker state to a stronger power. For example, the politically weak and militarily helpless Qing China in the 19th century was forced to sign several so-called Unequal Treaties by which it gave, among other rights, territorial concessions to numerous colonial powers, European as well as Japan, creating a whole host of territorial concessions in China in addition to even more numerous treaty ports where China retained territorial control. However, just as with permanent sales of territory, there are cases when concession has been entered upon voluntarily by a power which could have resisted the demand, believing the arrangement to their mutual interest, or as part of a more complexly balanced deal. In the many cases where the terms of the contract provides for similar terms as an ordinary property lease, notably a term limited in time and usually an indemnity sum, the territory can be called more precisely a lease territory or leased territory. Many of the concessions in China were leased.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concession

    kon-sesh′un, n. the act of conceding: the thing conceded: a grant.—adj. Conces′sible.—n. Concessionaire′, one who has obtained a concession.—adj. Conces′sionary.—n. Conces′sionist.—adj. Conces′sive, implying concession. [Concede.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concession' in Nouns Frequency: #2004

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concession in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Ben-Gurion:

    Israel will not discuss a peace involving the concession of any piece of territory. The neighboring states do not deserve an inch of Israel's land. . . . We are ready for exchange for peace.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    True love ought to be give and take i.e. true love should be more of mutual concession/compromise. As a matter of fact, any love/relationship which is devoid of concession/compromise won't/can't last long.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    A call to truly love all or to support/sponsor a good cause is just a walk-through i.e. it is an undemanding task/role. Yes! you heard me right. All it takes is just concession/mutual compassion/a large heart/a cheerful heart.

  4. Manila Water:

    The position of (regulator) MWSS, as upheld by the appeals panel, diverges from the original intent of the concession agreement, we now claim against this primary obligation of the national government to account for the impairment caused by this change.

  5. Corey Crum:

    We had a standing ovation, everybody was happy about the movie, but all of a sudden we go out into the concession and there were two shots, a dude left grabbing his leg, and somebody else was grabbing their side, and people were lying around crying and hollering. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen before in my life.

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Translations for concession

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تنازلArabic
  • концесия, отстъпкаBulgarian
  • ústupekCzech
  • Einraeumen, Zugeständnis, Gewerbeerlaubnis, Eingeständnis, gewährtes Grundstück, KonzessionGerman
  • παραχώρηση, εκχώρησηGreek
  • concesiónSpanish
  • myöntäminen, toimilupaFinnish
  • concessionFrench
  • î̟ncuviințare, teren concesionat, concesie, concesiere, concesiune, concesie profesionalăRomanian
  • концессияRussian
  • koncession, medgivande, eftergiftSwedish

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