Definition of carte blanche
: full discretionary (see discretion 3a) power <was given carte blanche to furnish the house>
Examples of carte blanche in a sentence
We gave the decorator carte blanche to furnish the house.
Origin and Etymology of carte blanche
French, literally, blank document
First Known Use: 1751
CARTE BLANCHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carte blanche for English Language Learners
: permission to do something in any way you choose to do it
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