- An example of a cachet is a vacation request with "approved" stamped in ink.
- An example of a cachet is the US President's official seal on a letter to Congress.
The definition of a cachet is a stamp, seal or other sign saying that something is official or approved, or a mark showing that something is superior quality or prestigious.
- a seal or stamp on an official letter or document
- any sign of official approval
- a mark or sign showing something is genuine, authentic, or of superior quality
- distinction; prestige
- Philately a commemorative design on an envelope that marks some historical or philatelic event
- a little, round wafer enclosing a bad-tasting medicine
Origin of cachetFrench from cacher: see cache
Philately to print a cachet on (an envelope)
- a. Great prestige or appeal: a designer label with cachet.b. A quality of prestige or appeal: “Federal courts have a certain cachet which state courts lack” ( Christian Science Monitor )c. A mark, as of distinction, individuality, or authenticity: “In our times the thick wad of credit cards is a cachet of respectability” ( John D. MacDonald )
- A seal on a document, such as a letter.
- a. A commemorative design stamped on an envelope to mark a postal or philatelic event.b. A motto forming part of a postal cancellation.
- A kind of wafer capsule formerly used by pharmacists for presenting an unpleasant-tasting drug.
Origin of cachetFrench cachet seal, stamp of authenticity, distinctive character from Middle French seal cacher to press, squeeze ( from Occitan cachar ) ( from Old Provençal) ( from Latin coāctāre to constrain ; see cache. ) -et diminutive suffix ( from Old French; see -et . ) Sense 4, from French from the resemblance of the wafer to a wax seal on a document
- (archaic) A seal, as of a letter.
- A special characteristic or quality; prestige.
- I remember when this diner was a quiet hangout, but lately it seems to be losing its cachet.
- (philately): A commemorative stamped design or inscription on an envelope, other than a cancellation or pre-printed postage.
- A sealed envelope containing an item whose price is being negotiated.
- A capsule containing a pharmaceutical preparation.
- A hidden location from which one can observe birds while remaining unseen.
- lettre de cachet