Brevet meaning

brə-vĕt, brĕvĭt
To promote by brevet.
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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.
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To give a brevet to.
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A military document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but without an increase in pay.
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A warrant from the government, granting a privilege, title, or dignity, as in France.
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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.
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To promote by brevet.
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A commission promoting a military officer in rank without an increase in pay.
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Origin of brevet

  • Middle English official letter from Anglo-Norman diminutive of bref letter from Latin brevis short brief

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English brevet 'official letter', from Anglo-Norman diminutive of bref 'letter', from Latin brevis 'short' (see English brief)

    From Wiktionary