substantive rank

/ (səbˈstæntɪv) /

noun

a permanent rank in the armed services obtained by length of service, selection, etc

Nearby words

  1. substantially,
  2. substantiate,
  3. substantival,
  4. substantive,
  5. substantive agreements,
  6. substantive right,
  7. substantivize,
  8. substation,
  9. substernal goiter,
  10. substituent

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