What does franchise mean?

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.

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. Taylor Jenkins:

    Franchise records are obviously great and I'm proud of our guys that they don't think about that, we're just motivated by our standards every single night and tonight that was on full display offensively and defensively.

  2. William Wegman:

    I don't have a TV show. You're not going to have a huge following unless you have a franchise or a creature -- something that gets in your imagination, whereas I just kind of dabble in children's books, everything that I do is sort of that way.

  3. Glenn Welling:

    Jamba's commitment to transition to a franchise-focused company has the potential to create meaningful value for shareholders, and I look forward to being a part of the team that makes that happen.

  4. Jeff Moorad:

    We believe that Liberty’s business plan of creating more franchise-like values on the teams are going to flow in part from the cost cap, all of these pieces of a thoughtful business plan will ultimately create franchise values for each of the teams in the sport. That’s our bet, to be frank. We’re betting on the long-term future of Formula One.

  5. Houston Astros owner Jim Crane:

    I have higher standards for the city and the franchise and I'm going above and beyond MLB's penalty, we need to move forward with a clean slate and the Astros will become a stronger organization because of this today.

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  • امتيازArabic
  • привилегия, избирателно правоBulgarian
  • Konzession, Wahlrecht, FranchiseGerman
  • δικαίωμα ψήφου, δικαιοχρησίαGreek
  • franquiciaSpanish
  • frantsiisEstonian
  • حق امتیازPersian
  • franchise, urheiluseura, toimilupa, osakkuus, valtuutus, oikeus, valtakirja, franchising-ottaja, valtuuttaa, kansalaisuus, toimiluvanhaltija, poikkeuslupa, etuoikeus, äänioikeus, franchisingsopimusFinnish
  • còirScottish Gaelic
  • franchiseHungarian
  • זִכָּיוֹןHebrew
  • francaisMalay
  • rösträttSwedish
  • ఫ్రాంచైజ్Telugu
  • oy hakkı, muhafiyet, oy verme hakkı, imtiyaz, ayrıcalıkTurkish
  • 專營權Chinese

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