Franchised
Franchise Fran"chise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Franchised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Franchising}.] [Cf. OF. franchir to free, F., to cross.] To make free; to enfranchise; to give liberty to. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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