Definition of concessionaire in English:


Syllabification: con·ces·sion·aire
Pronunciation: /kənˌseSHəˈner
(also concessioner)


The holder of a concession or grant, especially for the use of land or commercial premises.
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  • When talking to new black shareholders and concessionaires in the hake industry, one hears mostly how slowly things are moving.
  • The Government has also approved the extension of the management contract of Hifab International to run Zambia Railways until June 2002 when the concessionaire will take over.
  • Bial is awaiting the Centre's guidelines relating to commercial activities and ground handling before calling bids for concessionaires on airport land.


mid 19th century: from French concessionnaire, from Latin concessio (see concession).

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