1a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands:the government was unwilling to make any further concessions [mass noun] the action of conceding or granting something:this strict rule was relaxed by concession
(a concession to
) a gesture made in recognition of a demand or prevailing standard:her only concession to fashion was her ornate silver ring
2a preferential allowance or rate given by an organization:tax concessions British a reduction in the price of something for a certain category of person: railcard holders can obtain concessions there are concessions on party bookings
3the right to use land or other property for a specified purpose, granted by a government, company, or other controlling body:new logging concessions a commercial operation set up by agreement within the premises of a larger concern: the concessions will offer photo processing and a pharmacy the right, given by a company, to sell goods, especially in a particular place. Canadian a piece of land into which surveyed land is divided.