verb (used with object), bre·vet·ted, bre·vet·ting or bre·vet·ed, bre·vet·ing.
Origin of brevet
Related Words for brevetdelegation, agency, office, authority, function, work, certificate, consignment, employment, permit, mission, errand, diploma, charge, embassy, instruction, proxy, mandate, trust, appointment
Examples from the Web for brevet
Historical Examples of brevet
If they wuz givin' commissions away you wouldn't be a brevet Corporal.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
There is your brevet to the 'Legion,' signed by the Emperor.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Brevet Major Fowle was ordered to march against them with two companies.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
He hoped that the Marshal had brought his brevet as brigadier general.The Man With The Broken Ear
At present he is a brevet lieutenant-colonel in the regular army.Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61
verb -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting or -veted
Word Origin for brevet
mid-14c., from Old French brievet "letter, note, piece of paper; papal indulgence" (13c.), diminutive of bref "letter, note" (see brief (adj.)). Army sense is from 1680s.
1839, from French breveter, from brevet (see brevet (n.)). Related: Breveted; breveting.