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franchise

noun  /ˈfræn·tʃɑɪz/ us  

franchise noun (BUSINESS)

[C] a right to sell a company’s products in a particular area using the company’s name

franchise noun (VOTE)

politics & government [U] the right to vote: Women in the US won the franchise in 1920.
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