Carte blanche

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Jul 14 2020 20

Carte blanche is a noun that refers to unrestricted authority.

Our word of the day comes directly from the French term for ‘blank document.’ In this case, a blank document refers to something that gives someone unchecked power.

The director thought it might be a good idea to have our play Much Ado about Nothing performed entirely by dogs. It may not have been a good idea to give Arnie carte blanche when directing the play.