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Definitions for franchise
ˈfræn tʃaɪzfran·chise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. franchisenoun

    an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place

  2. franchise, dealershipnoun

    a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area

  3. franchise, enfranchisementverb

    a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)

  4. franchiseverb

    grant a franchise to

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FRANCHISEnoun

    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.

  2. To Franchiseverb

    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.


  1. franchise

    A franchise is a business model in which an individual or a company (the franchisee) is legally authorized to operate a business under the brand name, trademarks, and business strategies of an established company (the franchisor), in exchange for an initial fee and ongoing royalties or fees. This allows the franchisee to benefit from the franchisor's proven business model, reputation, marketing, and support. Common examples of franchises include fast-food chains, convenience stores, and fitness centers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Franchiseadjective

    exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty

  2. Franchiseadjective

    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

  3. Franchiseadjective

    the district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary

  4. Franchiseadjective

    magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility

  5. Franchiseverb

    to make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to

  6. Etymology: [F., fr. franc, fem. franche, free. See Frank, a.]


  1. Franchise

    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

  1. Franchise

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of franchise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of franchise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of franchise in a Sentence

  1. John Boyega:

    I'm the only cast member who had their own unique experience of that franchise based on their race.

  2. Troy Brouwer:

    It means a lot to me, to the team and to the franchise, for a franchise that has had trouble getting out of that first round, it's a confidence booster.

  3. Mike Powers:

    So many people have modeled their business after ours, while it may seem like a race for market domination, we’ve maintained a healthy pace and are the largest ‘paint and sip’ franchise by more than 100 studios.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    I hope that no American ... will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.

  5. Brand Beckham:

    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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