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lettre-de-cachet

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cachet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • For this reason my son had a company of the footguard placed on Sunday morning at the entrance of the palace to prevent their assembling; and, at the same time, he addressed a letter to the Premier - President, and to the Parliament a 'lettre-de-cachet', ordering them to repair to Pontoise to hold their sittings.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • He had summoned the Parliament by a 'lettre-de-cachet': they repaired to the Tuileries in a procession on foot, dressed in scarlet robes, hoping by this display to excite the people in their favour; but the mob only called out, "Where are these lobsters going?"

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • She came, but her lover followed and recovered her; at length she was torn from him by a lettre-de-cachet, and taken from his arms to a house of correction.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • Premier-President, and to the Parliament a 'lettre-de-cachet', ordering them to repair to Pontoise to hold their sittings.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • "By virtue of this _lettre-de-cachet_; you see, madame, signed by the minister of police."

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • Pursue him to the Bastile, or the dismal dungeon in the country to which a lettre-de-cachet conveys him, and buries him for life: there see him in all his misery; ask him 'What is the cause?'

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Volume 23, Number 1

  • Meanwhile your lettre-de-cachet is on the road, and presently Gaston, too, is trapped and murdered.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • There was an old commission in the musketeers, signed by Louis XIII; letters from Madame de Longueville; an unsigned _lettre-de-cachet_; an accounting of the revenues of the various chateaus; and a long envelope, yellow with age.

    The Grey Cloak

  • Even after these formalities were complied with, the book was liable to a decree of the royal council, a decree of the parliament, or else a _lettre-de-cachet_ might send the author to the

    Rousseau (Volume 1 and 2)

  • "Well?" said Bathsheba, unwilling to believe that her verbal lettre-de-cachet could possibly have miscarried.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

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