- the right to own or operate a professional sports team as a member of a league.
- a professional sports team.
- a player of great talent or popular appeal, considered vitally important to a team's success or future.
verb (used with object), fran·chised, fran·chis·ing.
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If the only impression you have of Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds mouthing off in the movie franchise, do yourself a favor and pick up this 2012 series by Croatian comic genius Dalibor Talajic.This Weekend: You’ll Never Bathe the Same Way Again|Joshua Eferighe|August 21, 2020|Ozy
City spokespeople also couldn’t tell reporter MacKenzie Elmer what’s next for the franchise fee agreement immediately after the special Council meeting.Morning Report: City Walks a Fine Line With Franchise Fee Deal|Voice of San Diego|August 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The Council won’t get to see the final franchise agreement before it goes out to market anyway, Council President Georgette Gómez said during the meeting.The City Is Walking a Fine Line in Demanding Millions From Its Next Power Provider|MacKenzie Elmer|August 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The franchise agreement is considered San Diego’s most powerful leverage point against investor-owned utilities, and there’s really no standard for what the city can or can’t request.
“We’re definitely focused on creating franchises,” co-CEO Reed Hastings said on a call with investors last week.
Then, under the bold headline “Rebooting Spider-Man,” Robinov describes a broad vision for the future of the franchise.
Another angle Robinov suggests as a possibility for Peter Parker/Spider-Man is a franchise reboot tackling Spidey as… an adult.
The NFL cares about only one thing: protecting the 32 franchise owners.
More than the books, and they are greatly so, this is an action franchise.Team Peeta or Team Gale: Why the ‘Hunger Games’ Love Triangle Ruins ‘Mockingjay – Part 1’|Kevin Fallon|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Hunger Games franchise is already a deeply political saga, chronicling a growing rebellion against a tyrannical regime.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am prepared to respect the franchise, to give substantially, although not nominally, equality.
Likewise, he owned the stage line and franchise, controlling the only right of way by which a railroad could reach up the valley.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Mr. O'Connell moved that it should be an instruction to the committee to restore the franchise to these freeholders.
In regard to the qualification of electors, he said it had been determined not to adhere to the parliamentary franchise.
On the 4th of July, however, the house went into committee upon clause twenty, which referred to the value of the franchise.
British Dictionary definitions for franchise
Derived forms of franchisefranchisee, nounfranchiser, nounfranchisement (ˈfræntʃɪzmənt), noun
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Cultural definitions for franchise (1 of 2)
In politics, the right to vote. The Constitution left the determination of the qualifications of voters to the states. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, states usually restricted the franchise to white men who owned specified amounts of property. Gradually, poll taxes were substituted for property requirements. Before the Civil War, the voting rights of blacks were severely restricted, but the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, declared ratified in 1870, prohibited states from abridging the right to vote on the basis of race. Nevertheless, southern states used a variety of legal ploys to restrict black voting until passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Women were not guaranteed the right to vote in federal elections until ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. In 1971 the Twenty-sixth Amendment lowered the voting age from twenty-one to eighteen. (See suffrage and suffragette.)
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Cultural definitions for franchise (2 of 2)
In business, a relationship between a manufacturer and a retailer in which the manufacturer provides the product, sales techniques, and other kinds of managerial assistance, and the retailer promises to market the manufacturer's product rather than that of competitors. For example, most automobile dealerships are franchises. The vast majority of fast food chains are also run on the franchise principle, with the retailer paying to use the brand name.