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Meaning of BREVET

Pronunciation:  bru'vet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  2. [v]  promote somebody by brevet, in the military

BREVET is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: advance, document, elevate, kick upstairs, papers, promote, raise, upgrade, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bre*vet"\ (br[-e]*v[e^]t"; 277), n. [F. brevet, LL.
    brevetum, fr. L. brevis short. See {Brief}.]
    1. A warrant from the government, granting a privilege,
       title, or dignity. [French usage].
    2. (Mil.) A commission giving an officer higher rank than
       that for which he receives pay; an honorary promotion of
       an officer.
    Note: In the United States army, rank by brevet is conferred,
          by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for
          ``gallant actions or meritorious services.'' A brevet
          rank gives no right of command in the particular corps
          to which the officer brevetted belongs, and can be
          exercised only by special assignment of the President,
          or on court martial, and detachments composed of
          different corps, with pay of the brevet rank when on
          such duty.
  2. \Bre*vet"\ (br[-e]*v[e^]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Brevetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brevetting}.] (Mil.)
    To confer rank upon by brevet.
  3. \Bre*vet"\, a. (Mil.)
    Taking or conferring rank by brevet; as, a brevet colonel; a
    brevet commission.
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