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Definition of Franchise

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

Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.
Nelson Mandela

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

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

I hope that no American will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
John F. Kennedy

Wonder Woman isn't Spider-man or Batman. She doesn't have a town, she has a world. That was more interesting to me than a kind of contained, rote superhero franchise.
Joss Whedon
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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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