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fran·chise

 (frăn′chīz′)
n.
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.
4.
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.]

franchise

(ˈfræntʃaɪz)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the franchise the right to vote, esp for representatives in a legislative body; suffrage
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any exemption, privilege, or right granted to an individual or group by a public authority, such as the right to use public property for a business
3. (Commerce) commerce authorization granted by a manufacturing enterprise to a distributor to market the manufacturer's products
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the full rights of citizenship
5. (Film) films a film that is or has the potential to be part of a series and lends itself to merchandising
6. (Insurance) (in marine insurance) a sum or percentage stated in a policy, below which the insurer disclaims all liability
vb
7. (Commerce) (tr) commerce chiefly US and Canadian to grant (a person, firm, etc) a franchise
8. an obsolete word for enfranchise
[C13: from Old French, from franchir to set free, from franc free; see frank]
ˈfranchiˌsee n
ˈfranchiser n
franchisement n

fran•chise

(ˈfræn tʃaɪz)

n., v. -chised, -chis•ing. n.
1. a privilege conferred on an individual, group, or company by a government: a franchise to operate a bus system.
2.
a. the right or license granted by a company to an individual or group to market its products or services in a specific territory.
b. the right to own and operate a professional sports team as a member of a league.
3. the right to vote.
4. a legal immunity or exemption from a particular burden, exaction, or the like.
v.t.
5. to grant a franchise to.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French, derivative of franc free. See frank1]
fran′chis•a•ble, adj.
fran`chis•a•bil′i•ty, n.
fran•chise•ment (ˈfræn tʃaɪz mənt, -tʃɪz-) n.

franchise

1. a condition of freedom.
2. a right or privilege, especially the right to vote.
See also: Freedom

franchise


Past participle: franchised
Gerund: franchising

Imperative
franchise
franchise
Present
I franchise
you franchise
he/she/it franchises
we franchise
you franchise
they franchise
Preterite
I franchised
you franchised
he/she/it franchised
we franchised
you franchised
they franchised
Present Continuous
I am franchising
you are franchising
he/she/it is franchising
we are franchising
you are franchising
they are franchising
Present Perfect
I have franchised
you have franchised
he/she/it has franchised
we have franchised
you have franchised
they have franchised
Past Continuous
I was franchising
you were franchising
he/she/it was franchising
we were franchising
you were franchising
they were franchising
Past Perfect
I had franchised
you had franchised
he/she/it had franchised
we had franchised
you had franchised
they had franchised
Future
I will franchise
you will franchise
he/she/it will franchise
we will franchise
you will franchise
they will franchise
Future Perfect
I will have franchised
you will have franchised
he/she/it will have franchised
we will have franchised
you will have franchised
they will have franchised
Future Continuous
I will be franchising
you will be franchising
he/she/it will be franchising
we will be franchising
you will be franchising
they will be franchising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been franchising
you have been franchising
he/she/it has been franchising
we have been franchising
you have been franchising
they have been franchising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been franchising
you will have been franchising
he/she/it will have been franchising
we will have been franchising
you will have been franchising
they will have been franchising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been franchising
you had been franchising
he/she/it had been franchising
we had been franchising
you had been franchising
they had been franchising
Conditional
I would franchise
you would franchise
he/she/it would franchise
we would franchise
you would franchise
they would franchise
Past Conditional
I would have franchised
you would have franchised
he/she/it would have franchised
we would have franchised
you would have franchised
they would have franchised

franchise

The right to vote in elections to form a government.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.franchise - an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
concession, grant - a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business; "he got the beer concession at the ball park"
2.franchise - a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular areafranchise - a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
3.franchise - a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
legal right - a right based in law
right to vote, suffrage, vote - a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; "American women got the vote in 1920"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.franchise - grant a franchise to
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
licence, license, certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"

franchise

noun
1. authorization, right, permit, licence, charter, privilege, prerogative the franchise to build and operate the tunnel
2. vote, voting rights, suffrage, enfranchisement the introduction of universal franchise
Translations
حَق الأنْتِخابحق مقصور على بيع وشِراء سِلْعَه معيَّنَه
koncesevolební právo
franchisinglicensaftalestemmeret
äänioikeusetuoikeusfranchisefranchising-ottajafranchisingsopimus
franchise
kosningaréttur
balsavimo teisėfranšizė
balsstiesībasfranšize, komercpilnvarojums
licencia
imtiyaz hakkıoy hakkı

franchise

[ˈfræntʃaɪz]
A. N
1. (Pol) → sufragio m
2. (Comm) → concesión f, franquicia f
B. VT (Comm) → otorgar la concesión de, franquiciar
C. CPD franchise holder Nfranquiciado/a m/f, concesionario/a m/f

franchise

[ˈfræntʃaɪz]
n
(POLITICS) (= right to vote) → droit m de vote
(COMMERCE)franchise f
vt [+ business, service] → franchiser

franchise

n
(Pol) → Wahlrecht nt
(Comm) → Lizenz f, → Franchise f
vt (Comm) business, nameauf Lizenz vergeben

franchise

[ˈfræntʃaɪz] n (Pol) → diritto di voto (Comm) → concessione f; (Marine Insurance) → franchigia

franchise

(ˈfrӕntʃaiz) noun
1. the right to vote. Women did not get the franchise until the twentieth century.
2. the exclusive right to sell or supply a certain product or service.
References in classic literature ?
As he did not deem it necessary to add that two citizens, in the exercise of a freeman's franchise, had been supplementing their ballots with bullets, in front of an admiring crowd, they knew nothing of that accident that removed from Devil's Ford an entertaining stranger, who had only the night before partaken of their hospitality.
dull, useful, delightful things, Factory Acts, Female Inspectors, the Eight Hours' Bill, the Parliamentary Franchise.
He had made a very considerable fortune in the States, and his reason for leaving them was his aversion to the negroes, and his dislike of the Republican policy in extending the franchise to them.
At last it seemed settled that the rightful distinction was that the proprietors should have more elective franchise than non-proprietors, on the Spartan principle of "calling that which is just, equal; not that which is equal, just.
Still, as I look back now over the entire period of our freedom, I cannot help feeling that it would have been wiser if some plan could have been put in operation which would have made the possession of a certain amount of education or property, or both, a test for the exercise of the franchise, and a way provided by which this test should be made to apply honestly and squarely to both the white and black races.
The free and complete opening of the professions, the final abolition of the zenana I call it, and the franchise to all women who pay Queen's taxes above a certain sum.
Thinking it might possibly be in the enjoyment of the elective franchise, he gave it a cordial and earnest grasp.
in marriage, to a rich and handsome suitor; a valuable franchise to a
Spray, the Independent minister, had begun to preach political sermons, in which he distinguished with much subtlety between his fervent belief in the right of the Catholics to the franchise and his fervent belief in their eternal perdition.
And besides, the companies were thieves, people said--had stolen all their franchises with the help of scoundrelly politicians!
There are not apt to be any get-rich-quick for- tunes made in corporations that issue no watered stock and do not capitalize their franchises.
My lord," said he, "with this million, which others would perhaps employ in negotiating, I would advise the king to raise two regiments, to enter Scotland, which you have just pacified: to give to the people the franchises which the revolution promised them, and in which it has not, in all cases, kept its word.