Carte-blanche meaning

kärt bläɴsh, blänch, blănch
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Unlimited discretionary power to act; unrestricted authority.
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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.

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Unrestricted power to act at one's own discretion; unconditional authority.

Gave the contractor carte blanche to modernize the kitchen.

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Full authority.
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Freedom to do as one wishes.
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Origin of carte-blanche

  • French carte ticket blanche blank

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French carte blanche, referring to a "blank card".

    From Wiktionary