Definición de franchise en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈfranˌCHīz/


1An authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, e.g., providing a broadcasting service or acting as an agent for a company’s products.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Finally, they found individuals interested in purchasing franchises.
  • These figures refer to cars that were imported by the official franchise holders.
  • We are at an advanced stage of negotiations with a large number of individuals about possible franchises.
warrant, charter, license, permit, authorization, permission, sanction, privilege
1.1A business or service given a franchise to operate.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The estate agency's nationwide branch franchise and growing financial services division would be attractive to the bank.
  • However, the three companies operate as franchises with two-year contracts from the city and are heavily subsidized by the state and the city.
  • The issue is significant because all the private lines operate as franchises with two-year contracts with the city.
1.2A general title or concept used for creating or marketing a series of products, typically films or television shows: the Harry Potter franchise
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Games franchises often run to more than 10 titles, whereas five is usually the maximum for a hit movie.
  • Neither Carlton or Granada seem overly attractive as a route into digital TV at the moment, especially with the main ITV franchises in their biggest slump for many years.
1.3(Chiefly in North America) an ownership structure in professional sports in which a league is limited to a fixed number of teams.
1.4North American An authorization given by a league to own a sports team.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • In December, Robert L. Johnson became the first black principal owner of a major pro sports team when he was awarded an expansion franchise in Charlotte.
  • Today is the deadline for South African regions to submit their bids to be awarded a franchise to take part in the new, expanded competition.
  • He therefore feels that the franchise should not be awarded to Eastern Province until the audit's details have been made public.
1.5North American informal A professional sports team.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Sixteen of the 29 NBA franchises are granted invitations to the play-off party, so you only need to win half your games to make it.
  • Relegated to play for some of the league's lowliest franchises over his career, all he has asked for is a chance.
  • There is only one major league franchise that can field a complete team of Gold Glove award winners since the award was started in 1957.
1.6 (also franchise player) North American informal A star player on a team.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He knows that rarely - if ever - can a team trade a franchise player and improve.
  • The team made Lewis its franchise player and hopes to re-sign him to a long-term deal.
  • But they're untested, and a team usually can't win without its franchise player.
2 (usually the franchise) The right to vote.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • But, of course, the real test of that will only come in a little over two years time when we will all be off to the polling stations to exercise the franchise in another general election.
  • Only one in five young voters exercised their franchise in the last elections.
  • Most of them expressed their desire to stay back in their hometowns till the elections and exercise their franchise.
2.1The rights of citizenship.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The narrower meaning is that one gets kicked out of the voting club, that is, you lose your franchise as a citizen, especially the right to vote.
  • Many believe that this is an abusive relationship with our franchise as citizens, and that major issues of state should be settled by popular referendum.
  • They should be treated as traitors of the government and deprived of their franchise as citizens.
suffrage, the vote, the right to vote, voting rights, enfranchisement


[with object]
1Grant a franchise to (an individual or group).
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Another 24 petroleum dealers who are franchised by several of the other marketing companies are part of the consortium, but others could join, Observer sources say.
  • Established franchised dealers have been falling by the wayside for the past few months, and more will certainly follow.
  • Previously, MG Rover had reimbursed franchised dealers for the cost of any repairs carried out for a period of up to three years after a new car was sold.
1.1Grant a franchise for the sale of (goods) or the operation of (a service): all the catering was franchised out
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • During 1995-7 all passenger services were franchised to private sector operators, while all other companies were sold outright to the private sector.
  • The management of hospitals that fail to perform to the required standard, almost guaranteed in such a cash strapped service, will be franchised to the private sector.
  • Between 1991 and 1997 more than 400 high street post offices were franchised to retailers, including supermarkets and department stores.



Pronunciación: /ˈfranˌCHīzər/
(also franchisor /ˌfranCHəˈzôr/) sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • ‘The ability of franchisors to attract potential franchisees to invest in their systems depends crucially on their own reputation and upon the reputation of franchising in general,’ he said.
  • Not all franchisors welcome passive investors.
  • Too many franchisors are able to abuse their market power and contractual obligations without any effective sanction under the current law.


Middle English (denoting a grant of legal immunity): from Old French, based on franc, franche 'free' (see frank1). sense 2 of the noun dates from the late 18th century and sense 1 of the noun from the 20th century.

Palabras que riman con franchise

affranchise, enfranchise

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División en sílabas: fran·chise

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