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dealership

[dee-ler-ship] /ˈdi lərˌʃɪp/
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
1915-1920
1915-20; dealer + -ship
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  • And it is already making its way into an auto dealership near you.
  • As a result, the dealership and automaker get an additional sale.
  • It had been a storage facility for a local luxury-car dealership, which was downsizing.
  • So it is also sensible for them to visit the dealership with the fullest range and the best customer service.
  • The car-dealership industry, where online-only retailing was prohibited by law, did not lose jobs.
  • RV shows sometimes offer spectacular bargains due to the cost of transporting units back to the dealership.
  • If you're serious about buying a car, shop around for loans before you arrive at the dealership.
  • There must be a permanent, enclosed building or structure large enough to accommodate the office of the dealership.
  • Managers and some salespersons may enjoy the use of dealership vehicles for official business use.
  • The dealer keeps all books and records necessary to conduct business at the main dealership location.
Word Origin and History for dealership
n.

1916, from dealer + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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