franchisee

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Etymology[edit]

franchise +‎ -ee

Noun[edit]

franchisee (plural franchisees)

  1. A holder of a franchise; a person who is granted a franchise.
    • 2019 October, Philip Sherratt, “Midland Main Line upgrade presses on”, in Modern Railways, page 60:
      The critical milestone is the December 2020 timetable, when new franchisee East Midlands Railway is due to start operating electric trains southwards from Corby into London St Pancras.

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