Definition of carte blanche noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


carte blanche

BrE BrE//ˌkɑːt ˈblɑːnʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːrt ˈblɑːnʃ//
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[uncountable] (from French) carte blanche (to do something) the complete freedom or authority to do whatever you like He was given carte blanche to say what he liked in the report. to have carte blanche Word Originlate 17th cent.: French, literally ‘blank paper’ (i.e. a blank sheet on which to write whatever one wishes, particularly one's own terms for an agreement).
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