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.

 

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