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.
n 1: a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary
business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
2: the act of conceding or yielding [syn: conceding, yielding]
3: a point conceded or yielded; "they won all the concessions
they asked for"