Definition of Brevet

1. Noun. A document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay).

Generic synonyms: Document, Papers, Written Document



2. Verb. Promote somebody by brevet, in the military.

Definition of Brevet

1. n. A warrant from the government, granting a privilege, title, or dignity. [French usage].

2. v. t. To confer rank upon by brevet.

3. a. Taking or conferring rank by brevet; as, a brevet colonel; a brevet commission.

Definition of Brevet

1. Noun. A military document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but without an increase in pay. ¹

2. Noun. An organized, long-distance bicycle ride — not a race, but a test of endurance — which follows a designated but unmarked route passing through check points. ¹

3. Verb. To promote by brevet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brevet

1. to confer an honorary rank upon [v -VETED, -VETING, -VETS or -VETTED, -VETTING, -VETS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brevet

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bretesse
bretesses
bretful
brethren
bretons
brettice
bretticed
brettices
bretylium
bretylium tosylate
bretzel
bretzels
breve
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brevet (current term)
brevetcies
brevetcy
brevete
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brevetoxin
brevetoxins
brevets
brevetted
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breviaries
breviary
breviate
breviates

Literary usage of Brevet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1859)
"BT Gilpin to be Major in the Army; brevet-Major BT Gilpin to be ... brevet : Col. BA Parker, Royal Marines (late Commandant of the Chatham Division), ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1855)
"JL Brown; 23d, brevet Major WP Campbell; 28th, brevet Major H. Andrews; 30th, ... Colonel; Major J. Johnston to be Major; brevet Major DAG Darroch, ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Major WW Woods, Fourth Iowa cavalry, and AAIG Fourth division CC, MDM, to be brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, for his habitual good conduct and gallantry at Selma ..."

4. The Military Laws of the United States: Relating to the Army, Volunteers by United States, John F. Callan (1863)
"... in the mode already provided for in subordinate grades, the prude of lieutenant-general may tie specially conferred by brevet, and by brevet only, ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"On motion of Mr. Hale, the Sen-' ; ed the bill by adding : " That officers having brevet commissions shall not be entitled to any increase of pay or ..."

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