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Franchise aye means a richt or privilege. It mey refer tae:

  • Suffrage, the ceevil right tae vote
  • A franchise (i.e., a franchise outlet) operatit unner the business wey o franchising: the licensin o trademarks an weys o daein haunlin. This use o the term is maist common in North America
  • An exclusive right
  • A government-granted monopoly, e.g. a "TV franchise"

In sport:

  • A professional sports coar, a usage originating an prevalent in the Unitit States, aye operatit unner the American-style o a professional sports league organization
  • Relocation o professional sports coars, in UK usage