from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A franchise to sell specified items in a certain area.
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- n. A place that sells items, especially cars.
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- n. a business established or operated under an authorization to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a particular area
From dealer + -ship. (Wiktionary)