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Lettre de cachet   Listen
Lettre de cachet

noun
1.
A warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal.  Synonym: cachet.






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"Lettre de cachet" Quotes from Famous Books



... issue a lettre de cachet, you shall place the lady of Beaumanoir in the hands of the Mere de la Nativite with instructions to receive her into the community ...
— The Golden Dog - Le Chien d'Or • William Kirby



Words linked to "Lettre de cachet" :   jurisprudence, warrant, cachet, law



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