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CACHET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cachet mean? 

CACHET (noun)
  The noun CACHET has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CACHET used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CACHET (noun)


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Meaning:

An indication of approved or superior status

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cachet; seal of approval; seal

Hypernyms ("cachet" is a kind of...):

accolade; award; honor; honour; laurels (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction)


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Meaning:

A warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

lettre de cachet; cachet

Hypernyms ("cachet" is a kind of...):

warrant (a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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Meaning:

A seal on a letter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cachet" is a kind of...):

seal; stamp (a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents)


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