carte blanche definition

  • noun:
    • Unrestricted power to act at an individual's very own discernment; unconditional expert: provided the specialist carte blanche to modernize the kitchen.
    • Unlimited discretionary power to work; unrestricted authority
    • A blank paper; particularly, a paper duly authenticated with trademark, etc., and intrusted to an individual to-be chock-full at their discernment; thus, figuratively, authorization or authority in a particular matter, without condition or certification; unrestricted capacity to work or determine.
    • within the online game of piquet, a hand without a king, queen, or knave.
    • complete freedom or expert to act
  • others:
    • A blank paper, with someone's signature, etc., at the bottom, fond of someone else, with permission to superscribe exactly what circumstances he pleases. Ergo: Unconditional terms; limitless expert.

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