carte blanche [kahrt blanch, blahnch; French kart blahnsh] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||authority, blank check, franchise, free hand, free rein, freedom, full authority, full power, full power, grant, latitude, leeway, license, no holds barred, permission, power of attorney, prerogative, sanction, say, say-so, unconditional authority, unconditional right, unrestricted authority, warrant|
|Concept:||[Vicarious authority.] Commission.|
commission, delegation; consignment, assignment; procuration; deputation, legation, mission, embassy; agency, agentship; power of attorney; clerkship., errand, charge, brevet, diploma, exequatur, permit (permission) [more]., appointment, nomination, return; charter; ordination; installation, inauguration, investiture; accession, coronation, enthronement., vicegerency; regency, regentship., viceroy; consignee; deputy.
commission, delegate, depute; consign, assign; charge; intrust, entrust; commit, commit to the hands of; authorize (permit)., put in commission, accredit, engage, hire, bespeak, appoint, name, nominate, return, ordain; install, induct, inaugurate, invest, crown; enroll, enlist; give power of attorney to., employ, empower; set over, place over; send out., be commissioned, be accredited; represent, stand for; stand in the stead of, stand in the place of, stand in the shoes of.
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