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brevet

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noun bre·vet \bri-ˈvet, chiefly British ˈbre-vit\

Definition of brevet

  1. :  a commission giving a military officer higher nominal rank than that for which pay is received

Origin and Etymology of brevet

Middle English, document, from Anglo-French, diminutive of bref letter — more at brief


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brevet

verb bre·vet

Definition of brevet

brevetted

or

breveted

;

brevetting

or

breveting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to confer rank upon by brevet

First Known Use of brevet

1812


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