verb (used with object), bre·vet·ted, bre·vet·ting or bre·vet·ed, bre·vet·ing.
Origin of brevet
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Historical Examples of brevetted
He served in several major engagements in the American Revolution and in 1783 was brevetted a brigadier-general.Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers
Silvio A. Bedini
Was brevetted lieutenant-colonel, colonel, and brigadier-general of volunteers March 13, 1865.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant
James D. Richardson
In 1865 he was brevetted major-general in the regular army, and in 1866 he was retired.
He will probably be brevetted for his services at this place and at Vera Cruz.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)
Brevetted major-general of volunteers for gallant and meritorious conduct at Antietam.The Battle of the Big Hole
G. O. Shields
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.