from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who owns a concession or a franchise
  • adj. relating to concessions or franchises
  • adj. making concessions or compromises

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a concession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given by indulgence or allowance; of the nature of a concession: as, a concessionary privilege.
  • n. A person to whom a privilege or concession has been granted; a concessioner.


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  • But even for those developing countries who are so much better off, the deficiency in concessionary aid will cause serious financial problems.

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  • So the deficit in concessionary aid will penalize these poorest nations the most.

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  • Qteishat said the "long-term concessionary agreement will take many years to prove and study" whether Jordan's reserves will produce the badly needed oil.


  • IMF backstop facility are not really "concessionary" in that the interest rate that Greece would be charged is below market rates. Home Page

  • There was little the bus industry would dispute in Lianna Etkind's support for the concessionary fare scheme Response, 16 February.

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  • We provide free travel to concessionary pass holders and are reimbursed on a no better, no worse off basis.

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  • Currently, both pilot groups are working under concessionary terms negotiated years ago when the industry was in dire straits.

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  • Meanwhile, both groups are working under concessionary labor contracts struck early in the past decade, after the 2001 terrorist attacks sunk the industry into financial distress.

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  • But industry watchers say concessionary moves by company leadership have been cropping up lately, as executives have more to worry about with lingering challenges from the financial crisis, worries about the economy and increasing market volatility.

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  • The process of reaching new contracts has been slower than expected, however, and that has led to some unhappiness since both United and most Continental workers are still working under concessionary labor agreements dating back to times of financial duress in the industry.

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