blank check


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blank check

n.
1. A signed check with no amount to be paid filled in.
2. Total freedom of action; carte blanche.

blank′ check′


n.
1. a bank check bearing a signature but no stated amount.
2. unrestricted authority; free hand.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blank check - freedom to do as you see fit; "many have doubts about giving him a free hand to attack"
freedom - the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
2.blank check - a check that has been signed but with the amount payable left blank
bank check, check, cheque - a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"
checkbook, chequebook - a book issued to holders of checking accounts
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Then the Banker endorsed a blank check (which he crossed), And changed his loose silver for notes.
By this time (my patience being completely worn out) I had taken my check-book from the table-drawer, had signed my name, and had handed the blank check across the table to my legal adviser.
I really cannot justify it to my conscience to carry about my person any such loose and reckless document as a blank check.
He gives me carte blanche in the matter, and, I verily believe, would throw in a blank check if asked.
By continuing as a stand alone product, customers will continue to print checks on blank check stock without worrying about security issues.
1 December 2017 - New York, US-based blank check acquisition company Barington/Hilco acquisition Corp.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Florida man who was part of a scheme to register and sell stock in blank check companies masked as promising startups to illicitly profit off the investing public.
Designed to eliminate the need to write checks by hand or purchase expensive, pre-printed blank checks, ezCheckPrinting software allows businesses to print checks on blank check paper using their computer and a laser printer.
Unlike most blank check companies, this one will be listed on the American Stock Exchange, underwritten by Goldman Sachs.
The TV ad initially identified Oregonians Against the Blank Check and Reynolds American as the ad's sponsor.
You say you were out of your mind to write a blank check for this hideous abuse of American military power.
He is appointed to investigate corruption by a high official of the party, and given a blank check for authority.