A document, paper, or form with spaces left blank to be filled up at the pleasure of the person to whom it is given (e.g. a blank charter, ballot, form, contract, etc.), or as the event may determine; a blank form .
From Middle English blank, blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from Anglo-Norman blonc, blaunc, blaunche, from Old French blanc, feminine blanche, from Frankish *blank ("gleaming, white, blinding"), from Proto-Germanic *blankaz ("white, bright, blinding"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleyǵ- ("to shine"). Akin to Old High German blanch ("shining, bright, white") (German blank), Old English blanc ("white, grey"), blanca, Spanish blanco. More at blink, blind, blanch. blanc.
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