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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In Carte Blanche, Jeffery Deaver's 21st century Bond served in the Royal Naval Reserve, including a tour in Afghanistan, before joining the secret service.
Deaver will be discussing Carte Blanche with Abulhoul on the "Talking of Books" show on Saturday, and the ongoing Festival Reading Group will be talking about the Bond novel in its July meeting.
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'.
With carte blanche to do whatever it likes on prices for decades to come, there is no regulation whatsoever on how this scarce asset is maximised to the best advantage of the region and the country.
The study concluded that bosses who regularly vet and check their employees' work are punished with underperformance, whereas workers given carte blanche perform much better.
The organized sodomites, who constitute a tiny fraction of our society--1 to 2 percent, not the 10 percent they claim--have been given carte blanche to "overhaul straight America.
Sheila Greene, lead counsel for the Newfoundland Association of Public Employees claims "governments now have carte blanche to put cash ahead of the charter", and that this will set a precedent for claiming financial hardship when dealing with the claims of women, the disabled, aboriginals and other minorities.
The Last Night Of The Proms belongs to our one GreatBritain, and should not be besmirched by Brussels and the unelected, undemocratic Europeans who have been given carte blanche by our Government to rule us
First Congress abdicated responsibility by giving the president carte blanche to make war whenever and wherever he wishes and now the Supreme Court has relinquished its responsibility to protect individual liberties.
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.