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A.Word.A.Day--carte blanche

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This week's theme: terms from French.

carte blanche (kart blanch, kart blansh) noun

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[From French carte blanche (blank card or blank document).]

See more usage examples of carte blanche in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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"Stewart says he has been given a clean slate and carte blanche by the ADT's board 'to do my thing'." Carolyn Collins; New ADT Direction Paying Off; The Australian (Sydney); Jun 30, 2000.

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