blank check

noun
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of blank check

1 : a signed check with the amount unspecified
2 : complete freedom of action or control : carte blanche

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First Known Use of blank check

1793

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BLANK CHECK Defined for English Language Learners

blank check

Definition of blank check for English Language Learners

  • : a signed check that does not have the amount of money written on it yet

  • : complete control or freedom


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