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Cachet  n.  A seal, as of a letter.
Lettre de cachet, 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.

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"Cachet" Quotes from Famous Books

... social world, had lived for years in this square. A famous musician was opposite to her. A baronet, who knew how to furnish, and whose wife gave delightful small parties, was next door but three. A noted novelist had just moved there from a flat in Queen Anne's Mansions. In fact, there was a cachet on Kensington Square. ...
— The Way of Ambition • Robert Hichens

... traducteur, while perfectly reproducing the matter and the manner of his original, works upon two lines. His prime and primary object is an honest and faithful copy, adding naught to the sense nor abating aught of its peculiar cachet whilst he labours his best to please and edify his readers. He has, however, or should have, another aim wherein is displayed the acme of hermeneutic art. Every language can profitably lend something to and borrow somewhat ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... up came Hayes, with his ineffable air of giving a cachet to any one he honoured with his favour. And Miss Arden hailed him, as if they had not met ...
— Far to Seek - A Romance of England and India • Maud Diver

... recriminations for her persecutor, not less disgusting or condemnatory. The son himself, the most infamous man of his time, completes the picture in the boast he made to the National Assembly, that among the tragic woes of his family he had been the witness of fifty-four lettres-de-cachet, seventeen of ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850. • Various

... Is not the following a forcible picture of a mercurial, hero-loving Frenchman? 'Has he property? An edict from the Grand Monarque can take it, and he is satisfied. Pursue him to the Bastile, or the dismal dungeon in the country to which a lettre-de-cachet conveys him, and buries him for life: there see him in all his misery; ask him 'What is the cause?' 'Je ne sai pas; it is the will of the Grand Monarque.' Give him a soup-maigre, a little sallad, and a hind-quarter of a frog, and he's ...
— The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 - Volume 23, Number 1 • Various

Words linked to "Cachet" :   stamp, law, laurels, warrant, honour, award, honor, seal of approval

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