Franchise vs Sequel - What's the difference?

franchise | sequel |


As nouns the difference between franchise and sequel

is that franchise is franchise while sequel is (narratology) a narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.

franchise

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) . More at (l).

Noun

  • A right or privilege officially granted to a person, a group of people, or a company by a government.
  • * W. H. Seward
  • Election by universal suffrage, as modified by the Constitution, is the one crowning franchise of the American people.
  • An acknowledgment of a corporation's existence and ownership.
  • The authorization granted by a company to sell or distribute its goods or services in a certain area.
  • McDonalds has exported its franchise .
  • A business operating under such authorization, a franchisee.
  • A legal exemption from jurisdiction.
  • The membership of a corporation or state; citizenship.
  • The right to vote at a public election.
  • The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.
  • * London Encyc.
  • Churches and monasteries in Spain are franchises for criminals.
  • (sports) 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 .
  • (business, marketing) The positive influence on the buying behavior of customers exerted by the reputation of a company or a brand.
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  • The loose collection of fictional works pertaining to a particular universe, including literary, film or television series from various sources.
  • the Star Wars franchise
  • Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.
  • (Spenser)
  • (obsolete) Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.
  • (Chaucer)
    Synonyms
    * (business operating under franchise) franchisee
    Derived terms
    * franchisal * franchisee * franchise player * franchiser * franchise records * franchisor

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) franchisen, fraunchisen, from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (franchis)
  • To confer certain powers on; grant a franchise to; authorize.
  • (rare) To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.
  • sequel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (narratology) A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.
  • Antonyms

    * prequel

    Coordinate terms

    * midquel

    Derived terms

    * direct sequel * distant sequel * midquel * prequel * requel