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.
Con`ces`sion`naire"(?) }, n. [F. concessionnaire.] The beneficiary of a concession or grant.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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