Concessionaire definition

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The holder or operator of a concession.
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The definition of a concessionaire is a person who holds a privilege given by the government, or a person who sells refreshments at a sporting event.

1. An example of a concessionaire is a person who is approved to operate a business on government land.

2. An example of a concessionare is a hotdog vendor at a football game.

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The holder of a concession granted by a government, company, etc.; specif., the holder of a concession to sell refreshments, etc., as at a carnival.
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One who holds a concession or a right granted (for example, by the government) to conduct a certain business.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
concessionaire
Plural:
concessionaires

Origin of concessionaire

  • French concessionnaire from concession concession from Latin concessiō concession

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French concessionnaire.

    From Wiktionary