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"franchise" in British English

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franchisenoun

uk   /ˈfræn.tʃaɪz/  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 (FILMS)

[C] a series of films that have the same or similar titles and are about the same characters: The next instalment in the Star Wars franchise is out soon. the "Spiderman" movie franchise

franchiseverb [T]

uk   /ˈfræn.tʃaɪz/  us   /ˈfræn.tʃaɪz/
(Definition of franchise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"franchise" in American English

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franchisenoun

 us   /ˈfræn·tʃɑɪz/
  • 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.
(Definition of franchise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"franchise" in Business English

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franchisenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈfræntʃaɪz/ COMMERCE
an arrangement in which a company sells another business the right to sell its products or services in return for payment: The bank is trying a scheme to let local managers work under franchise. Do buy a franchise with a strong brand.hold/own/have a franchise I don't believe they are a fit company to hold a franchise.win/lose a franchise The company won the franchise to sell and service the luxury car in the west of Scotland area.award/give/grant a franchise The company announced that it was not yet ready to award the franchise to either party. a franchise agreement/holder/fee a franchise company/business/operation
a business that has bought the right to sell the products and services of another company: She returned to London where she now owns a Body Shop franchise.a rail/fast food/television franchise The most significant piece of news for the company was being declared preferred bidder for the rail franchise.

franchiseverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfræntʃaɪz/ COMMERCE
to sell a person or company the right to sell the products and services of your company: They made the decision to franchise the stores.
(Definition of franchise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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