carte blanche (kärt bläɴshʹ, blänchʹ, blănchʹ) n. pl. cartes blanches (kärt bläɴshʹ, kärts blänchʹ, blănchʹ)
Unrestricted power to act at one's own discretion; unconditional authority:

gave the contractor carte blanche to modernize the kitchen.

  [French : carte, ticket + blanche, blank.]

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