n. right granted by authority; right to vote; business licensed to sell a product in particular area
n. privilege or right officially granted a person or a group by a government; business or group of businesses established or operated under such authorization
That famous franchise is a good way to increase customer traffic for our new business.
MGM’s Skyfall, the highest-grossing film in the 50-year-old history of the James Bond franchise, easily topped both national home video sales charts in its first week in stores.
Sentence in Classic:
He had made a very considerable fortune in the States, and his reason for leaving them was his aversion to the negroes, and his dislike of the Republican policy in extending the franchise to them.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The decent and reputable citizens of the North who neglected their own civic duties grew hilarious over the exaggerated importance with which the Negro regarded the franchise.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
So whenever he wished to ride, he had to pay ten cents each way, or over ten per cent of his income to this power, which had gotten its franchises long ago by buying up the city council, in the face of popular clamor amounting almost to a rebellion.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context