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franchise

Pronunciation: /ˈfræntʃaɪz/

Translation of franchise in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Business/Comercio] 1.1 u and c (right — to operate retail outlet) franquicia (feminine), licencia (feminine); (— to market product, service) concesión (feminine); (— to operate cable TV) licencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 countable/numerable (retail outlet) franquicia (feminine), tienda (feminine) bajo licencia
  • 2 [Politics/Política] [formal] the franchise el derecho de or al voto, el sufragio
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [retail outlet] conceder en franquicia, franquiciar; [product/service] adjudicar* or dar* la concesión de

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