brevet[brə vet′; chiefly Brit brev′it]
Origin of brevetMiddle English ; from Old French diminutive of bref, brief
transitive verbbre·vet·ted, bre·vet·ting, bre·vets also bre·vet·ed or bre·vet·ing
Origin of brevetMiddle English, official letter, from Anglo-Norman, diminutive of bref, letter, from Latin brevis, short; see brief.
- A military document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but without an increase in pay.
- A warrant from the government, granting a privilege, title, or dignity, as in France.
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present brevets, present participle breveting or brevetting, simple past and past participle breveted or brevetted)
- To promote by brevet.