Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) an indication of approved or superior status
  2. (noun, communication) a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
  3. (noun, artifact) a seal on a letter

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Alternate forms of Cachet

Hypernyms: accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels, seal, stamp, warrant

Origin of the word Cachet

  1. 1630s, Scottish borrowing of Fr. cachet "seal affixed to a letter or document" (16c.), from O.Fr. dialectal cacher "to press, crowd," from L. coactare "constrain" (see cache). Meaning evolving through "(letter under) personal stamp (of the king)" to "prestige." Cf. Fr. lettre de cachet "letter under seal of the king." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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