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Definition of "concession" []

  • The act of conceding. (noun)
  • Something, such as a point previously claimed in argument, that is later conceded. (noun)
  • An acknowledgment or admission. (noun)
  • A grant of a tract of land made by a government or other controlling authority in return for stipulated services or a promise that the land will be used for a specific purpose. (noun)
  • The privilege of maintaining a subsidiary business within certain premises. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "concession" in a sentence
  • "Napoleon felt his _weakness_, and tried to win back popular _favor_ by concession after _concession_, until, at his fall, he had nearly restored parliamentary _government_."
  • "They tested 23 readily available brands, and they grilled them on a-- what they call a concession-style rolling grill thing and came out with their list of top hot dogs."
  • "Instead of pushing for the nuclear option of redundancy people have thought about what we call concession bargaining where there is a trade off for job security."