lettre de cachet

lettre de cachet

[le-truh duh ka-she]
plural lettres de cachet [le-truh duh ka-she] . French.
a letter under the seal of the sovereign, especially one ordering imprisonment, frequently without trial.
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lettre de cachet (lɛtrə də kaʃɛ)
 
n , pl lettres de cachet
French history a letter under the sovereign's seal, often authorizing imprisonment without trial
 
[literally: letter with a seal]

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