Franchise

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Franchise generally means a right or privilege. It may refer to:

In sport:

  • Franchise, a term for a team in the type of professional sports league organization most commonly found in North America; see North American professional sports league organization
    • Franchise player, a player on such a team around whom an entire competitive squad can be built
    • Franchise tag, a designation of a player in the US National Football League whose contract is soon to expire that binds him to the team for one year at an enhanced salary
  • League franchise, a local or regional business franchising operation under a particular sporting league in activities such as pool, darts, etc.

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