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lettre de cachet

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  • n. A warrant issued by the monarch in ancien régime France, especially one which imprisons someone without trial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sealed letter, especially a letter or missive emanating from the sovereign; -- much used in France before the Revolution as an arbitrary order of imprisonment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From French lettre de cachet. (Wiktionary)

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