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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cachet  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cachet 
  n  1:  an  indication  of  approved  or  superior  status  [syn:  {seal},  {seal 
  of  approval}] 
  2:  French  history:  the  king  could  warrant  imprisonment  or  death 
  in  a  signed  letter  under  his  seal  [syn:  {lettre  de  cachet}] 
  3:  a  seal  on  a  letter  [syn:  {seal  of  approval}] 




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