dealer ship

dealership

[dee-ler-ship]
noun
1.
authorization to sell a commodity: He got the dealership for the area after a long investigation into his credit status.
2.
a sales agency or distributor having such authorization.

Origin:
1915–20; dealer + -ship

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dealership

noun
a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area [syn: franchise
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