verb (used with object), bre·vet·ted, bre·vet·ting or bre·vet·ed, bre·vet·ing.
Words nearby brevet
Examples from the Web for brevet
General Taylor was himself only a colonel, in real rank, at that time, and a brigadier-general by brevet.
Colonel Zachary Taylor—a brigadier-general by brevet—was therefore left in command.
This was in 1822, and in 1828 he left it with honor as brevet second lieutenant, and was at once placed in active service.Presidential Candidates:|D. W. Bartlett
He had been three times mentioned in despatches, besides receiving a brevet and many medals and clasps.Ulster's Stand For Union|Ronald McNeill
Bussy-Rabutin has certified this and he was not accustomed to give such a brevet without good reasons.The Spell of the Heart of France|Andr Hallays