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1franchise/ˈfrænˌtʃaɪz/noun
pluralfranchises
1franchise
/ˈfrænˌtʃaɪz/
noun
pluralfranchises
Learner's definition of FRANCHISE  
[count]
: the right to sell a company's goods or services in a particular area
also  : a business that is given such a right
: the right to vote
US, sports  : a team that is a member of a professional sports league
◊ In U.S. and Canadian English, a franchise player is the best and most important player on a particular professional sports team.
2franchise/ˈfrænˌtʃaɪz/verb
franchisesfranchisedfranchising
2franchise
/ˈfrænˌtʃaɪz/
verb
franchisesfranchisedfranchising
Learner's definition of FRANCHISE  
[+ object]
: to offer the right to sell (your company's goods or services) in a particular area
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