carte blanche

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CARTE BLANCHE. The signature of an individual or more, on a while. paper, with a sufficient space left above it to write a note or other writing.
     2. In the course of business, it not unfrequently occurs that for the sake of convenience, signatures in blank are given with authority to fill them up.. These are binding upon the parties. But the blank must be filled up by the very person authorized. 6 Mart. L. R. 707. Vide Ch. on Bills, 702 Penna. R. 200. Vide Blank.

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Commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate, Carte Blanche will be published by Hodder & Stoughton a few days before Ian Fleming's birthday.
More than cynical provocation, Carte Blanche seems a form of direct research into these very questions.
A feature of the Carte Blanche coverage was how careful the doctors were not to tread on any official toes, or as one put it, 'we wanted viewers to respond to the need, not to antagonise the hospital'.
Jalsevac goes on to point out that the bishops' statement was taken in the press at the time and in the Catholic community as a whole as a carte blanche permission to accept the modern trend toward liberalization of morality and that Bibby notes that, by 2000, only 32 per cent of Canadians said same-sex relations were always wrong, as compared to 59 per cent of Americans.
They didn't accept the national code carte blanche," Copeland said.
The other three Cs that you also must keep in mind: college, control and carte blanche.
Giving body shops carte blanche to ratchet up repair costs would be disastrous for consumers and New Hampshire's stable auto insurance market.
Even if it did, the claim would not give the government carte blanche to dispense with civil liberties.
A mobile desk-seat, Easy Rider, has been designed by Danny Venlet for the Carte Blanche collection.
Congress did not give him carte blanche to wage war against any and all terrorists everywhere, or against regimes that seek chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons.
Although Handling offered all filmmakers carte blanche, most must have assumed that they were being called upon to produce little cinematic bonbons.
On 23 July 1914, with a German carte blanche in hand, Austria sent a 48-hour ultimatum to Serbia designed to be unacceptable, to serve as a casus belli, and to justify a war.