Pronunciation: (ka-shā', kash'ā; Fr. ka-she'), [key]
—pl. ca•chetsPronunciation: (ka-shāz', kash'āz; Fr. ka-she'). [key]
1. an official seal, as on a letter or document.
2. a distinguishing mark or feature; stamp: Courtesy is the cachet of good breeding.
3. a sign or expression of approval, esp. from a person who has a great deal of prestige.
4. superior status; prestige: The job has a certain cachet.
5. Pharm.a hollow wafer for enclosing an ill-tasting medicine.
6. Philately.a firm name, slogan, or design stamped or printed on an envelope or folded letter.
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