Cadet definitions

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A younger son or brother.
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A younger son who became a gentleman volunteer in the army to offset his lack of patrimony.
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A student in training at an armed forces academy.
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A student at a military school.
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Any trainee, as a practice teacher or a junior business associate.
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A pimp.
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A student at a military school or in a military program training to be an officer.
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A student training to be a police officer.
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A younger son or brother.
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A youngest son.
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A student at a military school who is training to be an officer.
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(largely historical) A younger or youngest son, who would not inherit as a firstborn son would.
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(in compounds, chiefly in genealogy) Junior. (See also the heraldic term cadency.)

A cadet branch of the family.

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Origin of cadet

French from dialectal capdet captain from Late Latin capitellum diminutive of Latin caput capit- head kaput- in Indo-European roots