(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)
(noun) an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
(noun) a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
(verb) grant a franchise to
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