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cachet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cachet a seal on a letter
    • n cachet a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
    • n cachet an indication of approved or superior status
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cachet A seal, as of a letter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cachet A seal.
    • n cachet A distinguishing mark or stamp.
    • n cachet In pharmacy, a hollow wafer containing medicine in powder form.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cachet kash′ā a seal, any distinctive stamp
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fr. cacher, to hide
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

It may contain no Titian's ashes, but both Giovanni and Gentile Bellini lie here; and its forty-six Doges give it a cachet.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
In fact, there was a cachet on Kensington Square.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Lettre de cachet, the, xiii, 349; ix, 378.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
From 'Le Premier Livre des Cachets, etc.
"Letters and Lettering" by Frank Chouteau Brown
The trousers, it must be said, had a certain cachet of distinction.
"Americans All" by Various
The "lettre de cachet" was utilized, and Father La Combe was landed suddenly and safely in the Bastile.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Lettres de Cachet, profligate use of, in France, 538.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
A bad prognosis too may be made when for example in cachetic states this phenomenon is to be observed.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
Meantime Count Linieres had decided to exercise the power of the dread lettres de cachet.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
LETTRES DE CACHET, invented by Father Joseph, confessor to Richelieu, iii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Sabatier swore that he would write to the Court for a sealed order (lettre-de-cachet) to shut up the Jacobin.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
No well-dressed Englishwoman should, or does, look French, but she may have a subtle cachet of France if she choose.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
At present Miss Sorel had the valued cachet of a London triumph added to her charms.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
The law of Prairial was certainly much worse than Lettres de Cachet.
"Freedom Through Disobedience" by C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
Mon cachet de faveur.
"Leonora" by Maria Edgeworth
Going to a table, he poured some water into a glass and dropped a couple of cachets into it.
"A Son of the Sahara" by Louise Gerard
The trousers, it must be said, had a certain cachet of distinction.
"Caybigan" by James Hopper
The contents of every cachet corresponds to 15 c.c.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The lettre de cachet was dated November 6th, and I did not leave Paris till the 20th.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
En foi de quoi, les Plenipotentiaires ont signe la presente Declaration et l'ont revetue de leurs cachets.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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In news:

Now the creative team rebooting the SciFi spy classic for the 21st century is hoping to recapture both the dystopian fear and the cultural cachet of the original.
It's the Southland's only wealthy residential community with steadily rising home prices — in part because of its cachet among Asian buyers and investors.
Goldman Sachs, whose exceptional cachet and clout have been enhanced by its role in American public policy, suddenly is a pariah in government and political circles.
For some, "wearing" a baby has taken on cachet.
Good, old-fashioned continuing medical education (CME)—the kind produced by accredited providers—has lost its cachet.
(WBNG Binghamton) Steelcase has recalled 165,000 of its Cachet Swivel Chairs because the front seat support part of the chair can crack and fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Le Cachet Holistic Day Spa and Salon.
Le Cachet offers the mother lode in holistic treatments and advanced therapeutic gadgetry.
The cover bears Tongan stamps and handstamped cachets.
Over the last year or so, however, it's received much wider cachet in Greenwich Village as our.
Used cachet to help influence votes for President Obama.
Although BlackBerrys were once a staple in corporate environments because of their reputation for security and reliability, they've lost their cachet as iPhones demonstrated that smartphones are good for more than email.
Although first issues have more cachet than the second, The Walking Dead #2 is actually more rare.
Cachet is a word frequently used in stamp collecting.
A flag-themed patriotic cachet sent from Ohio to Texas in 1943.
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