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franchise

noun uk   us   /ˈfræn.tʃaɪz/

franchise noun (BUSINESS)

[C] a right to sell a company's products in a particular area using the company's name: a fast-food franchise a franchise holder
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franchise noun (VOTE)

the franchise [S] the right to vote in an election, especially in order to elect a parliament or similar law-making organization: In 1918 the suffragists won the franchise for UK women over the age of 29.

franchise

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈfræn.tʃaɪz/
to give or sell a franchise to someone
franchising
noun [U] uk   us   /-tʃaɪ.zɪŋ/
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