Noun 1. an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place (hypernym) concession, grant 2. a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area (synonym) dealership (hypernym) business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation 3. a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote) (synonym) enfranchisement (hypernym) legal right (hyponym) right to vote, vote, suffrage (classification) law, jurisprudence Verb 1. grant a franchise to (hypernym) license, licence, certify (derivation) dealership (classification) commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
1: freedom or immunity from some burden or restriction vested in a person or group 2 a: a special privilege granted to an individual or group; esp: the right to be and exercise the powers of a corporation b: a constitutional or statutory right or privilege; esp: the right to vote c (1): the right or license granted to an individual or group to market a company's goods or services in a particular territory; also: a business granted such a right or license (2): the territory involved in such a right 3 a: the right of membership in a professional sports league b: a team and its operating organization having such membership franchise2: to grant a franchise to
To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to. (a.)
The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary. (a.)
Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility. (a.)
Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty. (a.)
A particular privilege conferred by grant from a sovereign or a government, and vested in individuals; an imunity or exemption from ordinary jurisdiction; a constitutional or statutory right or privilege, esp. the right to vote.
1. A special privilege that is conferred by the government uponindividuals and that does not of common right belong to the citizens of thecountry. For example, a municipality may grant to a local bus company afranchise that will give it sole authority to operate buses in the municipalityfor a certain number of years. 2. The right given to a private person orcorporation to market another's product within a certain area. 3. Electivefranchise (sometimes called simply "the franchise") refers to the right ofcitizens to vote in public elections.