Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Latin concessio, from concedere; CONCEDE



something you allow somebody

[countable] something that you allow someone to have in order to end an argument or a disagreement [↪ concede]
concession to
a policy of no concessions to terrorists
The British were not prepared to make any concessions.
concession on
his readiness to make concessions on many of the issues raised
concession from
We will try to force further concessions from the government.
major/important/substantial concession
The committee has won a number of major concessions from the prison authorities.

a right

[uncountable and countable] a special right that a particular person or group of people is allowed to have, for example by the government or an employer, or the act of giving or allowing something as a right:
the ending of tax concessions for home owners
the import/export concessions that had been granted to the island
concession of
the concession of autonomy to the universities

price reduction

[countable] British EnglishPEW a reduction in the price of tickets, fees etc for certain groups of people, for example old people or children [= reduction]:
To qualify for travel concessions you have to be 60.
Open daily, adults £4, concessions £2 (=people who have the right to a concession pay £2).

change of behaviour

[countable] a change in your behaviour that you make because of a particular situation or idea:
He took off his jacket as a concession to the heat.
He made no concessions to fashion.


[countable] American English
a) the right to have a business in a particular place, especially in a place owned by someone else:
The company owns valuable logging and mining concessions.
b) a small business that sells things in a place owned by someone else:
Joe runs a hamburger concession in the mall.

things sold


[plural] American EnglishBBT the things sold at a concession stand

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