Definition of concession in English:

concession

Line breaks: con|ces¦sion
Pronunciation: /kənˈsɛʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

1A thing that is granted, especially in response to demands: the government was unwilling to make any further concessions
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  • In this way, the company is hoping to appease its older workers, drive a wedge between older and newer workers, and thus win the concessions it is demanding.
  • Somebody needs to pick up the baton here and, you know, without kind of waiting for a consensus or without demanding concessions.
  • Since then, the union leadership has capitulated to DaimlerChrysler's demands for wage concessions and other give-backs.
Synonyms
compromise, adjustment, modification; allowance, exception; point conceded, point lost, forfeit, something surrendered
informal sop
1.1 [mass noun] The action of conceding or granting something: this strict rule was relaxed by concession
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  • It is proposed to grant rail concession to persons suffering with severe or moderate haemophilia disease when they travel for treatment/check up in the recognized hospitals.
  • They proposed that the law should stipulate that a concession on an airport must not become subject to monopolisation, and therefore only parts of the airport should be granted on concession.
  • The mother pact on concession for the country's first private funded airport alone took over two years to come through.
Synonyms
1.2 (a concession to) A gesture made in recognition of a demand or prevailing standard: her only concession to fashion was her ornate silver ring
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  • Such a concession to the confessional system by the Sunni Board members failed to heal the wounds of 10 April.
  • It would be a gesture of embargo, a concession to the politics of ostracism.
  • They also recognise the sensible concessions made to the haulage industry.
2A preferential allowance or rate given by an organization: tax concessions
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  • Part of the blame for raising unrealistic expectations must be shared by the media that had gone to the extent of predicting the change in slabs of income tax rates and many other concessions.
  • Corporations can now move production to take advantage of cheaper labour costs, lower tax rates and other government concessions.
  • Riding schools don't receive the rates concessions accorded to agriculture, but employment changes such as the working time directive and minimum wage have increased outlay.
2.1British A reduction in the price of something for a certain category of person: railcard holders can obtain concessions there are concessions on party bookings
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  • Entry is £7 for adults with reductions for children and concessions.
  • Tickets are 80 euro and there is a concession price for parties booking tables of 10.
  • Around 90 tickets are still available for Thursday's 8pm concert, priced £12.50, concessions £11.
Synonyms
reduction, cut, discount, deduction, decrease; rebate; North Americandepletion allowance
informal tax break
3The right to use land or other property for a specified purpose, granted by a government, company, or other controlling body: new logging concessions
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  • Urban housing is a measure of status, since most urban land concessions are granted to people in government and administration and to their relatives and clients.
  • They were empowered to raise taxes, grant mineral and land concessions and issue currency.
  • The last solution consists of the concession of exclusive property rights to new knowledge creators.
Synonyms
right, privilege, favour; licence, permit, franchise, warrant, authorization
3.1A commercial operation set up by agreement within the premises of a larger concern: the concessions will offer photo processing and a pharmacy
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  • It has 136 stand-alone stores, and four concessions within Scottish Power outlets.
  • In addition to these store closures, the eight remaining Time concessions within Office World stores will shut in September.
  • The stores being shut seem to be the high overhead stand alone outlets, with Time's concessions within Powerhouse being OK.
3.2The right, given by a company, to sell goods, especially in a particular place.
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  • A concession to sell over-priced soft drinks cost £30 plus 20% of the profits.
  • As the railway network expanded, the company secured concessions for kiosks to sell newspapers and periodicals at principal stations from most railway companies.
  • When the track reopened, there were no bleachers, concessions were sold from a small trailer, and power came from generators.
3.3Canadian A piece of land into which surveyed land is divided.
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  • The "seigneur" granted parcels of land (concessions) on his seigneury to tenants called "censitaires."
  • Lines and Concessions created blocks of 1000 acres each, which divided into five settler lots each of 200 acres, though at the fourth concession the irregular Lake front created lots of various sizes.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin concessio(n-), from the verb concedere (see concede).

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