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Concession
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1. Definition and function

A concession (Latin concessio) is a form of individual rights granted by a monarchic ruler or, beginning in the 19th century, by the state, which thereby entitle the recipient to perform a particular action or service [11. 14] related to the public administration (cf. Government). Concessions may consist of sovereign regalities (Latin iura regalia) conferred on private individuals or may be related to spec…

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Mohnhaupt, Heinz, “Concession”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022619>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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