lettre de cachet

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


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A lettre de cachet for the elusive Voltaire's immediate arrest was issued.
I asked Said what he thought about the tomblike silence from his fellow intellectuals regarding the lettre de cachet from the Kahanians.
And Noel Meade might record an across-the-card double with Gleesons Tipp (Nina Carberry) in the Wexford bumper and Lettre De Cachet (Sean Flanagan), which has Kalopsia to beat in the opening mares maiden hurdle in Galway.
I'll be on LETTRE DE CACHET for Noel Meade in the three-runner Grade 2 juvenile hurdle, a tight and fascinating little race.
But he finished 11 lengths behind the fifth-placed, jumping debutant Lettre De Cachet at Leopardstown.