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French translation: cachet (sceau) volant

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English term or phrase:flying seal
French translation:cachet (sceau) volant
Entered by: coldwarkid
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04:24 Nov 29, 2013
English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - History / Correspondence
English term or phrase: flying seal
This is about a letter written in the 17th century, which has obviously been 'sealed', but I dont know what 'flying' adds. Could it be a seal which can be closed and re-opened? Or something to do with the rapidity of delivery? Or even refereing to the rapidity of making the seal?
It would be great if someone could help me. Thanks.
coldwarkid
Local time: 02:43
cachet (sceau) volant
Explanation:
http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/cachet

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http://books.google.fr/books?id=Q0pKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PT335&lpg=PT...

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Cachet volant est davantage usité

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Cachet volant (vieilli). Cachet fixé au pli supérieur d'une lettre et n'empêchant pas de l'ouvrir. La lettre que je lui ai envoyée pour le ministre était à cachet volant, sous cachet volant, afin qu'il pût en prendre lecture (Ac.1835-1878).
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GILOU
France
Local time: 02:43
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Thanks, that was such a fast and helpful answer!
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cachet (sceau) volant


Explanation:
http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/cachet

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Note added at 7 minutes (2013-11-29 04:31:45 GMT)
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http://books.google.fr/books?id=Q0pKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PT335&lpg=PT...

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Note added at 7 minutes (2013-11-29 04:32:04 GMT)
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Cachet volant est davantage usité

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Note added at 8 minutes (2013-11-29 04:32:39 GMT)
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Cachet volant (vieilli). Cachet fixé au pli supérieur d'une lettre et n'empêchant pas de l'ouvrir. La lettre que je lui ai envoyée pour le ministre était à cachet volant, sous cachet volant, afin qu'il pût en prendre lecture (Ac.1835-1878).


GILOU
France
Local time: 02:43
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 68
Grading comment
Thanks, that was such a fast and helpful answer!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lorraine Dubuc
14 mins

agree  irat56
2 hrs

agree  Didier Fourcot: Plutôt cachet, c'est la partie qui est sur la lettre, le sceau c'est ce qui permet d'authentifier le cachet et qui est gardé par l'expéditeur
7 hrs

agree  florence metzger
7 hrs

agree  emiledgar
1 day10 hrs
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