- 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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Example sentences from the Web for franchise
So you’ve got great opportunities, still, to buy franchise companies in emerging markets, where the currency got destroyed.How to play the 2021 recovery, according to investing experts|matthewheimer|November 20, 2020|Fortune
If the Jets do manage to get the top pick, it will be for just the third time in franchise history.It’s really hard to describe how bad the Jets are, but here’s our best effort|Neil Greenberg|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
A Chance in Life has captured the attention of big-name donors including companies like Morgan Stanley and Oracle, and even baseball franchises like the San Francisco Giants, according to its donor list.Will the Pandemic Teach American Kids Financial Literacy?|Charu Kasturi|November 12, 2020|Ozy
In her memo, Gómez blamed the city’s failure to follow an “ambitious timeline and process” for getting the franchise fee squared away on time.What a Delayed Energy Contract Means for San Diego|MacKenzie Elmer|November 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Under the system approved Tuesday by the owners, the draft choices awarded to a team that develops a minority candidate hired by another franchise would come in the compensatory-picks stage at the end of the third round.NFL owners vote to incentivize increasing diversity; playoffs to expand if regular season cut short|Mark Maske|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for franchise
Derived forms of franchisefranchisee, nounfranchiser, nounfranchisement (ˈfræntʃɪzmənt), noun
Word Origin for franchise
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.