Definitions for concessionkənˈsɛʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of conceding or yielding, as a right.
the thing or point yielded.
something conceded by a government or a controlling authority, as a grant of land.
a space or privilege within certain premises for a subsidiary business or service:
the refreshment concession at a theater.
Canadian.a division of surveyed land in a township, further divided into lots.
Category: Canada/Canadian, British, Government
Origin of concession:
1605–15; < L concēssiō=concēd(ere) to concede+-tiō -tion
a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business
"he got the beer concession at the ball park"
concession, conceding, yielding(noun)
the act of conceding or yielding
a point conceded or yielded
"they won all the concessions they asked for"
the act of conceding, especially that of defeat
something, such as an argument, that is conceded or admitted to be wrong
Admitting a point to strengthen one's overall case.
the grant of some land to be used for a specified purpose
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
In Ontario, a small road between tracts of farmland.
the act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'concession' in Nouns Frequency: #2004
Translations for concession
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
As a concession we were given a day off work to go to the wedding.
- toegewing, tegemoetkoming; bewilliging; vergunning; konsessieAfrikaans
- إمْتِياز، تَنازُلArabic
- concessãoPortuguese (BR)
- das ZugeständnisGerman
- indrømmelse; bevillingDanish
- रियायत, आज्ञा प्रदानHindi
- povlastica, dozvola, koncesijaCroatian
- eftirgjöf, tilhliðrunIcelandic
- piekāpšanās; atļaujaLatvian
- innrømmelse, bevilling, konsesjonNorwegian
- امتياز، تيريدنه، ور پريښوونه، مننه: دحكومت له خوا دوركړې شوې مځكىيا كوم امتياز څخه ګټه اخيستنه: (امر) ديوه ټاكلى مقصد دپاره دغير منقول جايداد يوه برخه وقف كولPashto
- dovoljenje; priznanjeSlovenian
- medgivande, beviljandeSwedish
- 讓步Chinese (Trad.)
- sự nhượng bộVietnamese
- 让步Chinese (Simp.)
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