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noun franchise pronunciation in American English /ˈfrænˌtʃaɪz/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a formal agreement for someone to sell a companys products or services in a particular place, in exchange for a payment or part of the profits
    Several teams bid for the franchise.
    1. b.
      [countable] a business that operates under a franchise system
      Most of the Burger King outlets operate as franchises.
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the right to vote in elections
    the extension of the franchise to women
    the principle of universal franchise

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