A right, especially the right to vote
The right to market a product or service
The franchise is somewhat wider than the parliamentary.
In the third Duma, elected on a restricted franchise, the Octobrists assumed the leading role.
But the exclusion of Gregoire from the chamber and the changes in the franchise embittered the Radicals without conciliating the "Ultras."
He at the same time instituted what was called a second chamber, the franchise qualifications for which were easier, but which was not endowed with any real power.
The charter of 1663 and the franchise law of 1724 established substantial equality of representation among the towns, and restricted the suffrage to freeholders.