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brevet

[ bruh-vet, brev-it ]
/ br蓹藞v蓻t, 藞br蓻v 瑟t /
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noun
a commission promoting a military officer to a higher rank without increase of pay and with limited exercise of the higher rank, often granted as an honor immediately before retirement.
verb (used with object), bre路vet路ted, bre路vet路ting or bre路vet路ed, bre路vet路ing.
to appoint, promote, or honor by brevet.
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Origin of brevet

1325鈥75; Middle English <Anglo-French; Old French brievet.See brief, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for brevet

brevet
/ (藞br蓻v瑟t) /

noun
a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold temporarily a higher military rank without the appropriate pay and allowances
verb -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting or -veted
(tr) to promote by brevet

Derived forms of brevet

brevetcy, noun

Word Origin for brevet

C14: from Old French brievet a little letter, from brief letter; see brief
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