Meaning of concessionaire in English:


(also concessionnaire)


  • The holder of a concession or grant, especially for the use of land or commercial premises or for trading rights.

    • ‘When talking to new black shareholders and concessionaires in the hake industry, one hears mostly how slowly things are moving.’
    • ‘The Government has also approved the extension of the management contract of Hifab International to run Zambia Railways until June 2002 when the concessionaire will take over.’
    • ‘Bial is awaiting the Centre's guidelines relating to commercial activities and ground handling before calling bids for concessionaires on airport land.’
    • ‘Arnotts has drawn up a list and is talking to retailers prepared to enter as concessionaires.’
    • ‘Depending on the concession agreement, the concession will either be fully granted to the concessionaire or part of it will go to the state, MPs decided.’
    • ‘The company started operation in 2000 when four concessionaires pooled their quotas into one operating unit; hence the name Etale which, loosely translated, means a pool.’
    • ‘Forest concessionaires should also be granted certificates to ensure that forests are managed with attention also given to local residents, the research said.’
    • ‘These include the devising of appropriate clauses to ensure that safari-hunting concessionaires were made to deliver on various undertakings made in concession agreements.’
    • ‘It pays €260,000 in rent for a store on Grafton Street which it leases to concessionaires River Island and Impulse, and also leases a small store in Stillorgan shopping centre in Dublin.’
    • ‘Our great-grandfather Charles and his brother Frank were traveling concessionaires back in 1885.’
    • ‘To remain in business Gendor started to negotiate catching agreements with outside concessionaires.’
    • ‘Digital phone concessionaires are quarrelling about whose system is better.’
    • ‘Marco Fishing is a hake concessionaire, while the other two concentrate their efforts on tuna.’
    • ‘In other cases, concessionaires renegotiate contracts in order to shift losses to taxpayers.’
    • ‘When new contractors and concessionaires bought out old ones at the airport, they were under no obligation either to keep the workers or honor their contracts.’
    • ‘In Yellowstone, we turned a large number of campground operations over to a concessionaire and plowed the income back into campground facilities.’
    • ‘The annual concession royalty is to be no less than 12 per cent of the annual income accruing to the concessionaire.’
    • ‘He said that no loan agreement had been signed by the selected concessionaire and creditor banks.’
    • ‘No new visitor centers or highways were to be built, and no corporate concessionaires imported to feed and house sightseers.’
    • ‘One auditor is expected to audit 10 concessionaires a month.’


Mid 19th century from French concessionnaire, from Latin concessio (see concession).