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ca·chet

 (kă-shā′)
n.
1.
a. Great prestige or appeal: a designer label with cachet.
b. A quality of prestige or appeal: "Federal courts have a certain cachet which state courts lack" (Christian Science Monitor).
c. A mark, as of distinction, individuality, or authenticity: "In our times the thick wad of credit cards is a cachet of respectability" (John D. MacDonald).
2. A seal on a document, such as a letter.
3.
a. A commemorative design stamped on an envelope to mark a postal or philatelic event.
b. A motto forming part of a postal cancellation.
4. A kind of wafer capsule formerly used by pharmacists for presenting an unpleasant-tasting drug.

[French cachet, seal, stamp of authenticity, distinctive character, from Middle French, seal : cacher, to press, squeeze (from Occitan cachar, from Old Provençal, from Latin coāctāre, to constrain; see cache) + -et, diminutive suffix (from Old French; see -et). Sense 4, from French, from the resemblance of the wafer to a wax seal on a document.]

cachet

(ˈkæʃeɪ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official seal on a document, letter, etc
2. a distinguishing mark; stamp
3. prestige; distinction
4. (Philately) philately
a. a mark stamped by hand on mail for commemorative purposes
b. a small mark made by dealers and experts on the back of postage stamps. Compare overprint3, surcharge5
5. (Medicine) a hollow wafer, formerly used for enclosing an unpleasant-tasting medicine
[C17: from Old French, from cacher to hide]

ca•chet

(kæˈʃeɪ, ˈkæʃ eɪ)

n.
1. an official seal, as on a letter or document.
2. an official sign of approval.
3. superior status; prestige: a job with a certain cachet.
4. a distinguishing mark or feature.
5. a hollow wafer for enclosing an ill-tasting medicine.
6. a design or other device drawn or printed on an envelope for philatelic purposes, as for a first-day cover.
[1630–40; < French: literally, something compressed to a small size]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cachet - an indication of approved or superior status
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
2.cachet - a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
warrant - a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.cachet - a seal on a letter
seal, stamp - a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents

cachet

noun prestige, credit, status, importance, distinction, esteem, standing, stature, eminence, kudos Having a PhD still gives one a certain cachet.
Translations

cachet

[ˈkæʃeɪ] Ncaché m, cachet m

cachet

[ˈkæʃeɪ] n (= prestige) (social) [position, place, person] → prestige m; [thing] → cachet m
to have cachet [position, place] → avoir du prestige

cachet

nGütesiegel nt, → Gütezeichen nt; the name has a certain cachet on the French marketder Name gilt auf dem französischen Markt als Gütezeichen; it had given me a certain cachet in her parents’ eyesdadurch hatte ich bei ihren Eltern ein gewisses Ansehen

cachet

[ˈkæʃeɪ] n
a. (seal) → sigillo; (mark, stamp) → marchio (fig) (prestige) → prestigio
b. (capsule) → cachet m inv
References in classic literature ?
de Bragelonne by insulting his mother; I have written this man's name upon the lettre de cachet which your majesty has been kind enough to give me, so that M.
I believe that if you were not in disgrace with the Court, and had not been overshadowed by that cloud for years past, a letter de cachet would have sent me to some fortress indefinitely.
My sister-in-law, whom you remember seeing in Madame de Cintre's sitting-room, took, it appears, a fancy to you; she has described you as having beaucoup de cachet.
Raffles bestowed the cachet of his smile on my description of his motley plate.
beaucoup moins que] Tous les cachets ne peuvent egaler ce que Idir a apporte a la culture [beaucoup plus grand que]
Les services de la Douane viennent de dejouer une tentative d'introduire, en Tunisie, des cachets falsifies d'ambassades et de consulats etrangers, dissimulee dans une enveloppe provenant de la Russie.
At one time drugs instead of sherbet was put in cachets with the aid of a cachet machine.