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Franchise generally means a right or privilege. It may refer to:
- Suffrage, the civil right to vote
- Franchising: A business method that involves the licensing of trademarks and methods of doing business, such as:
- Chain store, retail outlets which share a brand and central management
- An exclusive right, for example to sell branded merchandise.
- Media franchise, ownership of the characters and setting of a film, video game, book, etc., particularly in North American usage
- A government-granted monopoly, e.g. a "cable franchise"
- Franchise (short story), a 1955 short story by Isaac Asimov
- Dem Franchize Boyz, an American hip hop group from Atlanta.
- Franchise deductible, in insurance, where the deductible only applies in small losses
- In professional sports league organization in North America, a professional sports team.
- A "franchise player" is one who plays in this system.
- A "franchise tag" is a free agent player, specifically in the US National Football League.
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