brevet[brə vet′; chiefly Brit brev′it]
brevet definition by Webster's New World
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Mil., Historical a commission nominally promoting an officer to a higher honorary rank without higher pay but, sometimes, with greater authority
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French diminutive of bref, brief
brevet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A commission promoting a military officer in rank without an increase in pay.transitive verb bre·vet·ted or bre·vet·ed, bre·vet·ting or bre·vet·ing, bre·vets
To promote by brevet.
Origin: Middle English, official letter, from Anglo-Norman, diminutive of bref, letter, from Latin brevis, short; see brief.
- bre·vetˈcy noun