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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfranchisefran‧chise1 /ˈfræntʃaɪz/ ●○○ noun  1 a) [countable, uncountable] permission given by a company to someone who wants to sell its goods or services a franchise holder a franchise agreementunder (a) franchise The beer is brewed under franchise. b) [countable] a business, shop etc that is run under franchise2 [countable] American English a professional sports team3 [uncountable] formalPPV the legal right to vote in your country’s elections
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franchiseThe constitution provided broad electoral franchise.In Atlanta, the Marlins dominated a team that won 101 games and became the first franchise to reach six straight postseasons.The city was still negotiating with cable TV companies over who'd get the first franchise to beam programs into people's homes.Many towns were full of shopping malls and fast-food franchises.Some attributed the growth to the democratization of the Poor Law franchise in 1894.Brooks Marketing, which owns the Burke's franchise, is offering about 10 percent of its equity in return for £150,000.Railtrack will own the infrastructure but the successful bidder for the franchise will run the trains.And I might get the franchise.The franchise consists of more than 3,000 offices across the country.The franchise was later extended to any person over 18 years old.This franchise will never have another second baseman as talented as Roberto Alomar.franchise holderIn addition, TeleWest says that it is in negotiation with other cable franchise holders on possible interconnection of their networks.But how should the existing franchise holders be treated?Discounts vary between individual franchise holders.He joins the company from another major franchise holder in County Durham.The government mandates the franchise holder to supply all the electricity required by all users in the franchise area.Videopics is presently training franchise holders in a Christmas promotion of personalised T-shirts for teddy bears.