carte blanche

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noun \ ˈkärt-ˈbläⁿsh , -ˈblänch \

Definition of carte blanche

plural cartes blanches play \ˈkärt(s)-\
:full discretionary (see discretion 3a) power
  • was given carte blanche to furnish the house

Examples of carte blanche in a Sentence

  1. We gave the decorator carte blanche to furnish the house.

Origin and Etymology of carte blanche

French, literally, blank document


CARTE BLANCHE Defined for English Language Learners

carte blanche

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Definition of carte blanche for English Language Learners

  • : permission to do something in any way you choose to do it


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