carte blanche[kärt′ bläns̸h′; Fr kȧrt bläns̸h′]
- The definition of carte blanche means having the full authority and freedom to act as you want or do what you want without limits or restrictions.
1. An example of carte blanche is when you are given the chance to give anonymous and honest feedback about your boss.2. An example of carte blanche is when your mom gives you her credit card and tells you to buy anything and everything you like.
- full authority
- freedom to do as one wishes
Origin of carte blancheFrench literally , white card, that is , paper bearing only a person's signature, allowing the bearer to fill in conditions
nounpl. cartes blanches cartes blanches
Origin of carte blancheFrench : carte, ticket + blanche, blank.
(plural cartes blanches)
- Unlimited discretionary power to act; unrestricted authority.