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franchise
American English: /ˈfrænˌtʃaɪz/
British English: /ˈfran(t)ʃʌɪz/

Translation of franchise in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (Business) 1.1 uncountable and countable (right — to operate retail outlet)
    (— to market product, service)
    (— to operate cable TV)
    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 (retail outlet)
    tienda (feminine) bajo licencia
  • 2 (Politics) [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

  • (retail outlet)
    conceder en franquicia
    (product/service)
    adjudicar or dar la concesión de
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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