Meaning of “concessionaire” in the English Dictionary


"concessionaire" in English

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concessionairenoun [ C ]

uk /kənˌseʃ.ənˈeər/ us /kənˌseʃ.ənˈer/

Examples from literature

  • It is stated that he was sent out as the agent of the concessionaires in order to protect and advance their interests, although at the same time in the service of the Republic. 
  • Some say the territories ceded to the concessionaires are to be governed by them, policed by them, and that within the boundaries of these concessions the Americans are to have absolute control. 
  • The concessionaire himself has admitted that had he foreseen to what proportions this monopoly would eventually grow he would not have had the audacity to apply for it. 

(Definition of “concessionaire” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"concessionaire" in Business English

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concessionairenoun [ C ]

uk /kənˌseʃənˈeər/ us also concessioner

COMMERCE a person or company who has a concession (= official permission from a government or a company to do business in a particular place):

Cruise ships often staff their ships by contracting with gifts shops, beauty salons and other concessionaires.
Highway concessionaires' requests to increase tolls were rejected by the state government.

(Definition of “concessionaire” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)