- The right to use land, as for a specific purpose.
- (cdn.) A government grant of land forming a subdivision of a township.
- The right or a lease to engage in a certain activity for profit on the lessor's premises.A refreshment or parking concession.
- The land, space, etc. so granted or leased.
When you are negotiating and you give in to something that the other side wants, this is an example of a concession.
If the government gives tax credits to special interest groups, the tax credits are an example of a concession.
If a high school gives the sports booster club the right to sell snacks at a football game, this is an example of a concession.
Had an ice-cream concession in the subway station.
Other Word Forms
Origin of concession
- Middle English from Latin concessiō concessiōn- from concessus past participle of concēdere to concede concede
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Late Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin concessionem, accusative singular of concessio (“a grant, permission, conceding”), from concedere