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Noun: franchise  'fran,chIz
  1. An authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
  2. A business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
    - dealership
  3. (law) a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
    - enfranchisement
  4. The right to vote in a public election
Verb: franchise  'fran,chIz
  1. Grant a franchise to

Derived forms: franchised, franchising, franchises

Type of: business, business concern, business organisation [Brit], business organization, certify, concern, concession, grant, legal right, licence [Brit, Cdn], license

Encyclopedia: Franchise