franchiser

[fran-chahy-zer]
noun
1.
Also, franchisor [fran-chahy-zer, fran-chuh-zawr] . a person or company that grants a franchise.

Origin:
1835–45; franchise + -er1

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The franchisor may be bought out or may go out of business.
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