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concession


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concession  \Con*ces"sion\,  n.  [L.  concessio,  fr  concedere:  cf 
  F.  concession.  See  {Concede}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  conceding  or  yielding;  usually  implying  a 
  demand,  claim,  or  request,  and  thus  distinguished  from 
  giving,  which  is  voluntary  or  spontaneous. 
 
  By  mutual  concession  the  business  was  adjusted. 
  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  A  thing  yielded;  an  acknowledgment  or  admission;  a  boon;  a 
  grant;  esp.  a  grant  by  government  of  a  privilege  or  right 
  to  do  something  as  a  concession  to  build  a  canal. 
 
  This  is  therefore  a  concession,  that  he  doth  .  .  . 
  believe  the  Scriptures  to  be  sufficiently  plain. 
  --Sharp. 
 
  When  a  lover  becomes  satisfied  by  small  compliances 
  without  further  pursuits,  then  expect  to  find 
  popular  assemblies  content  with  small  concessions. 
  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concession 
  n  1:  a  contract  granting  the  right  to  operate  a  subsidiary 
  business:  "he  got  the  beer  concession  at  the  ball  park" 
  [syn:  {grant}] 
  2:  the  act  of  conceding  or  yielding  [syn:  {conceding},  {yielding}] 
  3:  a  point  conceded  or  yielded;  "they  won  all  the  concessions 
  they  asked  for" 




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