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Definition of Franchise


  1. Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.
  2. 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.
  3. The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.
  4. Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.
  5. To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to.

Franchise Quotations

I would miss months of school and then return with bright blond hair. Needless to say, there was bullying. I wasn't beaten up daily, but there was name-calling and jealousy. You have to bear in mind that 'Harry Potter' wasn't cool. I wasn't part of the 'Terminator' franchise.
Tom Felton

When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant - sushi restaurant.
Masaharu Morimoto

A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise, must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise the great powers with which they are invested.
Edmund Barton

Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
Michael Jordan

Waka Flocka is a product, a franchise, a brand, a label... And a good guy!
Waka Flocka Flame
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Franchise Translations

franchise in German is Alleinverkaufsrecht {n}
franchise in Italian is esclusiva
franchise in Norwegian is rettighet, stemmerett
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