Definitions for: Cachet


[n] a seal on a letter
[n] French history: the king could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
[n] an indication of approved or superior status



Webster (1913) Definition: Cach"et, n. [F. fr. cacher to hide.]
A seal, as of a letter.

Lettre de cachet [F.], a sealed letter, especially a letter
or missive emanating from the sovereign; -- much used in
France before the Revolution as an arbitrary order of
imprisonment.

Synonyms: lettre de cachet, seal, seal of approval

See Also: accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels, seal, stamp, warrant

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