an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
grant a franchise to
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: franchise, French.
They granted them markets, and other franchises, and erected corporate towns among them. John Davies, on Ireland.
His gracious edict the same franchise yields
To all the wild increase of woods and fields. Dryden.
There are other privileges granted unto most of the corporations, that they shall not be travelled forth of their own franchises. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
To enfranchise; to make free; to keep free.
Etymology: from the noun.
I lose no honour
In seeking to augment it; but still keep
My bosom franchis’d, and allegiance clear. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty
a particular privilege conferred by grant from a sovereign or a government, and vested in individuals; an imunity or exemption from ordinary jurisdiction; a constitutional or statutory right or privilege, esp. the right to vote
the district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary
magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility
to make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to
Etymology: [F., fr. franc, fem. franche, free. See Frank, a.]
Franchise is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It first appeared in the August 1955 issue of the magazine If: Worlds of Science Fiction, and was reprinted in the collections Earth Is Room Enough and Robot Dreams. It is one of a loosely connected series of stories concerning a fictional computer called Multivac. It is the first story in which Asimov dealt with computers as computers and not as immobile robots.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fran′chiz, or -chīz, n. liberty: a privilege or exemption belonging to a subject by prescription or conferred by grant: the right of voting for a member of Parliament.—v.t. to enfranchise: to give one the franchise.—ns. Fran′chisement (Spens.), freedom, release; Fran′chiser, one who has the franchise. [O. Fr., from franc, free.]
The numerical value of franchise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of franchise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
This is a great franchise with a great history that's beloved in history and it deserves a name that reflects the affection that we feel for the team.
I'll be 50 this year and I'm just at a place in my life where this next 50 I want to do things differently, this character has been amazing. So many people have loved her. It's been a great franchise.
They're going to come out with more services layered on top of this incredible franchise, and you are going to see their entire ecosystem grow.
This is a dream come true for us, and not the kind of dream where you're late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you've loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.
The MLS is The MLS, football in America is growing at club and national team level, and the opportunity of being involved in a U.S. franchise is an extension of his playing career.
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- привилегия, избирателно правоBulgarian
- Konzession, Wahlrecht, FranchiseGerman
- δικαίωμα ψήφου, δικαιοχρησίαGreek
- حق امتیازPersian
- franchise, urheiluseura, toimilupa, osakkuus, valtuutus, oikeus, valtakirja, franchising-ottaja, valtuuttaa, kansalaisuus, toimiluvanhaltija, poikkeuslupa, etuoikeus, äänioikeus, franchisingsopimusFinnish
- còirScottish Gaelic
- oy hakkı, muhafiyet, oy verme hakkı, imtiyaz, ayrıcalıkTurkish
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