He would not grant me the lettre de cachet nor keep his promise for her removal.
He got a lettre de cachet in the name of that unhappy Quonion.
Mme. Guyon received the compliment of a lettre de cachet which was prison.
Yes; and so much so that they procured a lettre de cachet against an ecclesiastic for calling them monks.
He had effected his escape none too soon, for the very next day (June 10, 1749), a lettre de cachet for his arrest was issued.
A lettre de cachet was issued, and Frret was sent to the Bastille.
He offered me her life while he refused me a lettre de cachet!
The lettre de cachet was granted on September 3; but it was not the Marshal's intention to allow it to be executed at once.
Bentham defines the "lettre de cachet" as "an order to punish, without any proof, for a fact against which there is no law."
The Duc de Mazarin wormed a lettre de cachet out of the reluctant King, and had his wife hotly chased.