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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • He had made a very considerable fortune in the States, and his reason for leaving them was his aversion to the negroes, and his dislike of the Republican policy in extending the franchise to them.

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as in: franchise business Define
a right granted by one organization to another -- most frequently the right of a small company to do business under the brand name and systems of a larger company (as when a local McDonalds restaurant is owned by an individual rather than the McDonalds Corporation)
as in: franchise to vote Define
a privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
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