brevet

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

Definition of brevet 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

brevet

verb
brevetted or breveted; brevetting or breveting

Definition of brevet (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to confer rank upon by brevet

First Known Use of brevet

Noun

1689, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brevet

Noun

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

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