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carte blanche (noun) – Unrestricted power to act at one’s own discretion; unconditional authority

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : In the early 18th century carte blanche, literally ?blank paper,? was a paper officially signed and given to another party to write in his or her own conditions or terms. By 1766 carte blanche acquired the meaning ?full discretionary power, unconditional authority,? its current meaning. By the 19th century carte blanche in some card games, e.g., piquet, also meant “a hand of cards having no face cards, especially in piquet.”