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1. A privilege or right granted by law, especially the right to vote in the election of public officials.
2. A special privilege given by government to a corporation or an individual to engage in a particular activity using public facilities, especially to provide a public service such as transportation or communications.
3. The establishment of a corporation, including the granting of certain privileges such as exemption from individual liability for the acts of the corporation.
a. Authorization granted to someone to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a certain area.
b. A business or group of businesses established or operated under such authorization.
c. A brand name under which a series of products is released.
5. The territory or limits within which immunity, a privilege, or a right may be exercised.
6. A professional sports team.
tr.v. fran·chised, fran·chis·ing, fran·chis·es
To grant a franchise to.

[Middle English fraunchise, from Old French franchise, from franche, feminine of franc, free, exempt; see frank1.]


[ˈfræntʃaɪzɪŋ] Nfranquiciamiento m
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As a BMW main franchised dealership, Vines of Gatwick, has to maintain the highest levels of service and expertise for retail and fleet customers.
Voted for by an experienced panel of judges from Motor The Franchised Dealership of the Year Award recognises excellence across the whole spectrum of business activities, including marketing, after sales, new and used car sales, and training.
Now new EU laws affecting the motor trade will mean cheaper new cars in the breakup of the current franchised dealership network, according to Carshock, the UK's fastest-growing car retailer.
Now new EU laws affecting the motor trade will mean cheaper new cars in the the breakup of the current franchised dealership network, according to the UK's fastest-growing car retailer.
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VB2's virtual auction-style sales platform compliments the lanelogic platform ensuring that a dealer can receive a bid on any fresh trade vehicle by offering an alternative auction for vehicles that cannot be redistributed to a franchised dealership.
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Dilawri Group of Companies has 64 franchised dealerships representing 30 automotive brands throughout Canada, and has 3,500 employees.
AutoCanada, based in Edmonton, Alberta, currently operates 26 franchised dealerships in six provinces, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and has headcount of over 1,100.
This new customer initiative addresses the perception that franchised dealerships are more expensive than independent workshops or national fast fit chains.
The Gateshead business, which has 80 franchised dealerships and three non-franchised sales operations in 66 sites nationwide, said it is trading in line with expectations.