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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of the nature of or containing a concession.
  • adjective Grammar Expressing concession, as the conjunction though.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of or containing a concession or an admission, as the surrender of some disputed or disputable point.
  • Specifically, in grammar, marking or stating a condition as something which may be granted without destroying a conclusion: as, a concessive particle; a concessive sentence.
  • noun A particle implying concession. See I.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Implying concession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or being a concession; conceding

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or pertaining to concession

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin concessīvus, from Latin concessus, past participle of concēdere, to concede; see concede.]

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