Definición de franchise en inglés:


Silabificación: fran·chise
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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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


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  • 1Grant a franchise to (an individual or group).
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    • 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
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    • 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: /ˌfranˌCHīˈzē/
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  • It is all about getting the formula right and securing the right franchisees while achieving the sort of density that allows the brand to have real impact.
  • He was only responsible for the relationship with electrical franchisees, a relatively junior position for someone to sit on the board.
  • Multinationals and famous foreign brands in consumer durables either have subsidiaries or franchisees to market their goods.


(also franchisor /ˌfranCHəˈzôr/) sustantivo
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  • ‘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.

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