What is franchise?

  • (noun): A business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area.
    Synonyms: dealership
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on franchise, franchises:

Hagerstown Suns - History
... the Rocky Mount Pines Class A Carolina League franchise, moved them north and signed an affiliation deal with the Baltimore Orioles. 1989, Hagerstown moved up to the Double-A Eastern League, taking over the Pittsfield Cubs franchise and again affiliating with the Orioles ... The Carolina League franchise would relocate just down Interstate 70 as the Frederick Keys, maintaining the Orioles' Class A affiliation.) Hagerstown would not be able to maintain AA standing, though ...
Train Operating Company - Changes - 2011
... The government announced in March the shortlists for two franchises that were to be re-let, the Intercity West Coast franchise and the Greater Anglia franchise ... current operators of the Greater Anglia as NXEA, were not among those shortlisted for the new franchise ... Virgin Trains was given a nine month extension to its existing franchise taking it to the end of 2012 ...

More definitions of "franchise":

  • (noun): An authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place.
  • (verb): Grant a franchise to.
  • (noun): A statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote).
    Synonyms: enfranchisement

Famous quotes containing the word franchise:

    ...feminism differs from reform of any kind, even franchise reform. Feminists, I should say, are not reformers at all, but rather intellectual biologists and psychologists.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)

    To-day women constitute the only class of sane people excluded from the franchise ...
    Mary Putnam Jacobi (1842–1906)

    Many famous feet have trod
    Sublunary paths, and famous hands have weighed
    The strength they have against the strength they need;
    And famous lips interrogated God
    Concerning franchise in eternity....
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)