cachet, seal, seal of approval(noun)
an indication of approved or superior status
cachet, lettre de cachet(noun)
a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
a seal on a letter
A special characteristic or quality.
I remember when this diner was a quiet hangout, but lately it seems to be losing its cachet.
A seal, as of a letter.
Origin: From cachet.
a seal, as of a letter
Origin: [F. fr. cacher to hide.]
In philately, a cachet is a printed or stamped design or inscription, other than a cancellation or pre-printed postage, on an envelope, postcard, or postal card to commemorate a postal or philatelic event. There are official and private cachets. They commemorate everything from the first flight on a particular route, to the Super Bowl. Cachets are also frequently made, either by private companies or a government, for first day of issue stamp events or "second-day" stamp events. They are often present on event covers. The first cacheted FDC was produced by prominent philatelist and cachet maker George Ward Linn in 1923, for the Harding Memorial stamp issue. Cachet-making is considered an art form, and cachets may be produced by using any number of methods, including drawing or painting directly onto the envelope, serigraphy, block printing, lithography, engraving, laser printing, attachment of photographs or other paper memorabilia, etc. Frequently flight cachets are rubber-stamped. The largest and best-known cachet-making companies, which typically produce thousands or tens of thousands of printed cachets for U.S. stamp issues, are Artcraft, Artmaster, Fleetwood, House of Farnam, and Colorano.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kash′ā, n. a seal, any distinctive stamp.—Lettre de cachet, a letter under the private seal of the king of France under the old régime, by which the royal pleasure was made known to individuals, and the administration of justice often interfered with. [Fr.]
The numerical value of cachet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of cachet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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They have a certain cachet which makes them more desirable .... Everyone will want to try one.
There's a certain cachet with French brands, however, and it's amusing to see Chinese brands creating names in Chinese that, when pronounced phonetically, sound very much like French names.
However much they're getting (as a prize) is a drop in the ocean compared to the money that they're set to make after that, it definitely guarantees them far greater cachet and better prices at auction, whether they're interested in that or not.
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