Definition of Carte blanche

1. Noun. Complete freedom or authority to act.




Definition of Carte blanche

1. Noun. Unlimited discretionary power to act; unrestricted authority ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carte Blanche

cart
cart-track plant
cart00ney
cart away
cart horse
cart off
cart stall
cart track
carta
cartable
cartage
cartages
cartas
cartbote
carte
carte blanche (current term)
carte de visite
carte du jour
carted
cartel
cartelise
cartelised
cartelises
cartelising
cartelization
cartelizations
cartelize
cartelized
cartelizes
cartelizing

Literary usage of Carte blanche

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1. Under the Old Flag: Recollections of Military Operations in the War for the by James Harrison Wilson (1912)
"... command—Join Sherman at Gaylesville— Hearty welcome and carte blanche—But little confidence in cavalry—Conversations with Sherman—Fit out Kilpatrick for ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Each carte blanche, taking precedence of all other scores, ... Thus, a player showing carte blanche, and having point and quint, both good, would repique ..."

3. Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Georgina Hogarth (1891)
"remember that Wills with carte blanche, and I with open arms, await you. Ever affect'ly, CD Gad's Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent, Tuesday, ..."

4. Memoirs and Correspondence of Viscount Castlereagh, Second Marquess of by Robert Stewart Castlereagh (1850)
"What then is a carte blanche ? There is a story of a French paper having been read by a person arrived from France, stating a battle at Lodi, ..."

5. A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases, and Maxims: With an Explanatory by Frederic Jesup Stimson, Harvey Cortlandt Voorhees (1911)
"... carte blanche—CASUS carte blanche, fr. A white sheet of paper; a blank instrument. Used of a signature, given with authority to superscribe as desired. ..."

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