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Franchise vs. Branch

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  • Franchise (noun)

    The right to vote at a public election or referendum; see: suffrage, suffragette.

  • Franchise (noun)

    A right or privilege officially granted to a person, a group of people, or a company by a government.

  • Franchise (noun)

    An acknowledgment of a corporation's existence and ownership.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The authorization granted by a company to sell or distribute its goods or services in a certain area.

    "McDonalds has exported its franchise."

  • Franchise (noun)

    A business operating under such authorization, a franchisee.

  • Franchise (noun)

    A legal exemption from jurisdiction.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The membership of a corporation or state; citizenship.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The collection of organizations in the history of a sports team; the tradition of a sports team as an entity, extending beyond the contemporary organization.

    "The Whalers' home city of Hartford was one of many for the franchise."

  • Franchise (noun)

    The positive influence on the buying behavior of customers exerted by the reputation of a company or a brand.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The loose collection of fictional works pertaining to a particular universe, including literary, film{{,}} or television series from various sources.

    "the Star Wars franchise"

  • Franchise (noun)

    Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.

  • Franchise (noun)

    Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.

  • Franchise (verb)

    To confer certain powers on; grant a franchise to; authorize.

  • Franchise (verb)

    To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.

  • Branch (noun)

    The woody part of a tree arising from the trunk and usually dividing.

  • Branch (noun)

    Any of the parts of something that divides like the branch of a tree.

    "the branch of an antler, a chandelier, or a railway"

  • Branch (noun)

    A creek or stream which flows into a larger river. compare Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia run, and New York and New England brook.

  • Branch (noun)

    One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance.

    "the branches of a hyperbola"

  • Branch (noun)

    A location of an organization with several locations.

    "Our main branch is downtown, and we have branches in all major suburbs."

  • Branch (noun)

    A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line.

    "the English branch of a family"

  • Branch (noun)

    A local Wikipedia article on ward in LDS church.

  • Branch (noun)

    An area in business or of knowledge, research.

  • Branch (noun)

    A certificate given by Trinity House to a pilot qualified to take navigational control of a ship in British waters.

  • Branch (noun)

    A sequence of code that is conditionally executed.

  • Branch (noun)

    A group of related files in a source control system, including for example source code, build scripts, and media such as images.

  • Branch (noun)

    A branch line.

  • Branch (verb)

    To arise from the trunk or a larger branch of a tree.

  • Branch (verb)

    To produce branches.

  • Branch (verb)

    To (cause to) divide into separate parts or subdivisions.

  • Branch (verb)

    To jump to a different location in a program, especially as the result of a conditional statement.

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Franchise (noun)

    Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.

  • Franchise (noun)

    A particular privilege conferred by grant from a sovereign or a government, and vested in individuals; an immunity or exemption from ordinary jurisdiction; a constitutional or statutory right or privilege, esp. the right to vote.

  • Franchise (noun)

    The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.

  • Franchise (noun)

    Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.

  • Franchise

    To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to.

  • Branch (noun)

    A shoot or secondary stem growing from the main stem, or from a principal limb or bough of a tree or other plant.

  • Branch (noun)

    Any division extending like a branch; any arm or part connected with the main body of thing; ramification; as, the branch of an antler; the branch of a chandelier; a branch of a river; a branch of a railway.

  • Branch (noun)

    Any member or part of a body or system; a distinct article; a section or subdivision; a department.

  • Branch (noun)

    One of the portions of a curve that extends outwards to an indefinitely great distance; as, the branches of an hyperbola.

  • Branch (noun)

    A line of family descent, in distinction from some other line or lines from the same stock; any descendant in such a line; as, the English branch of a family.

  • Branch (noun)

    A warrant or commission given to a pilot, authorizing him to pilot vessels in certain waters.

  • Branch (adjective)

    Diverging from, or tributary to, a main stock, line, way, theme, etc.; as, a branch vein; a branch road or line; a branch topic; a branch store.

  • Branch (verb)

    To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify.

  • Branch (verb)

    To divide into separate parts or subdivision.

  • Branch

    To divide as into branches; to make subordinate division in.

  • Branch

    To adorn with needlework representing branches, flowers, or twigs.

Webster Dictionary
  • Franchise (noun)

    an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place

  • Franchise (noun)

    a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area

  • Franchise (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)

  • Franchise (verb)

    grant a franchise to

  • Branch (noun)

    an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization;

    "a branch of Congress"

  • Branch (noun)

    a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

  • Branch (noun)

    a part of a forked or branching shape;

    "he broke off one of the branches"

    "they took the south fork"

  • Branch (noun)

    a natural consequence of development

  • Branch (noun)

    a stream or river connected to a larger one

  • Branch (noun)

    any projection that is thought to resemble an arm;

    "the arm of the record player"

    "an arm of the sea"

    "a branch of the sewer"

  • Branch (verb)

    grow and send out branches or branch-like structures;

    "these plants ramify early and get to be very large"

  • Branch (verb)

    divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork;

    "The road forks"

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