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bre·vet

 (brə-vĕt′, brĕv′ĭt)
n.
A commission promoting a military officer in rank without an increase in pay.
tr.v. bre·vet·ted, bre·vet·ting, bre·vets also bre·vet·ed or bre·vet·ing
To promote by brevet.

[Middle English, official letter, from Anglo-Norman, diminutive of bref, letter, from Latin brevis, short; see brief.]

bre·vet′cy (brə-vĕt′sē) n.

brevet

(ˈbrɛvɪt)
n
(Military) a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold temporarily a higher military rank without the appropriate pay and allowances
vb, -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting or -veted
(Military) (tr) to promote by brevet
[C14: from Old French brievet a little letter, from brief letter; see brief]
ˈbrevetcy n

bre•vet

(brəˈvɛt, ˈbrɛv ɪt)

n., v. -vet•ted, -vet•ting -vet•ed, -vet•ing. n.
1. a commission promoting a military officer to a higher rank without increase of pay.
v.t.
2. to appoint, promote, or honor by brevet.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French brievet. See brief, -et]

brevet

- An official or authoritative message in writing.
See also related terms for official.

brevet


Past participle: breveted/brevetted
Gerund: breveting/brevetting

Imperative
brevet
brevet
Present
I brevet
you brevet
he/she/it brevets
we brevet
you brevet
they brevet
Preterite
I breveted/brevetted
you breveted/brevetted
he/she/it breveted/brevetted
we breveted/brevetted
you breveted/brevetted
they breveted/brevetted
Present Continuous
I am breveting/brevetting
you are breveting/brevetting
he/she/it is breveting/brevetting
we are breveting/brevetting
you are breveting/brevetting
they are breveting/brevetting
Present Perfect
I have breveted/brevetted
you have breveted/brevetted
he/she/it has breveted/brevetted
we have breveted/brevetted
you have breveted/brevetted
they have breveted/brevetted
Past Continuous
I was breveting/brevetting
you were breveting/brevetting
he/she/it was breveting/brevetting
we were breveting/brevetting
you were breveting/brevetting
they were breveting/brevetting
Past Perfect
I had breveted/brevetted
you had breveted/brevetted
he/she/it had breveted/brevetted
we had breveted/brevetted
you had breveted/brevetted
they had breveted/brevetted
Future
I will brevet
you will brevet
he/she/it will brevet
we will brevet
you will brevet
they will brevet
Future Perfect
I will have breveted/brevetted
you will have breveted/brevetted
he/she/it will have breveted/brevetted
we will have breveted/brevetted
you will have breveted/brevetted
they will have breveted/brevetted
Future Continuous
I will be breveting/brevetting
you will be breveting/brevetting
he/she/it will be breveting/brevetting
we will be breveting/brevetting
you will be breveting/brevetting
they will be breveting/brevetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been breveting/brevetting
you have been breveting/brevetting
he/she/it has been breveting/brevetting
we have been breveting/brevetting
you have been breveting/brevetting
they have been breveting/brevetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been breveting/brevetting
you will have been breveting/brevetting
he/she/it will have been breveting/brevetting
we will have been breveting/brevetting
you will have been breveting/brevetting
they will have been breveting/brevetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been breveting/brevetting
you had been breveting/brevetting
he/she/it had been breveting/brevetting
we had been breveting/brevetting
you had been breveting/brevetting
they had been breveting/brevetting
Conditional
I would brevet
you would brevet
he/she/it would brevet
we would brevet
you would brevet
they would brevet
Past Conditional
I would have breveted/brevetted
you would have breveted/brevetted
he/she/it would have breveted/brevetted
we would have breveted/brevetted
you would have breveted/brevetted
they would have breveted/brevetted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brevet - a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
Verb1.brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military
elevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
References in classic literature ?
Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems -- aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.
Next morning we left with a family of English friends and went by train to Brevet, and thence by boat across the lake to Ouchy (Lausanne).
Blacas, let it be your care to see that the brevet is made out and sent to M.
The free trapper, while a bachelor, has no greater pet than his horse; but the moment he takes a wife (a sort of brevet rank in matrimony occasionally bestowed upon some Indian fair one, like the heroes of ancient chivalry in the open field), he discovers that he has a still more fanciful and capricious animal on which to lavish his expenses.
Newman had come out of the war with a brevet of brigadier-general, an honor which in this case--without invidious comparisons--had lighted upon shoulders amply competent to bear it.
Sambo, whose face as he announced Captain Osbin (having conferred a brevet rank on that young officer) blazed with a sympathetic grin, saw the little girl start, and flush, and jump up from her watching-place in the window; and Sambo retreated: and as soon as the door was shut, she went fluttering to Lieutenant George Osborne's heart as if it was the only natural home for her to nestle in.
We are going to fetch our brevets," said D'Artagnan, "and when we come back, Master Mazarin will sign them.
By the time the final whistle went they had hit the net 13 times apiece, Christke claiming 10 and Brevet seven.
Ici, l'adhesion de l'Angleterre a la Convention sur le brevet europeen (127) (ci-apres << CBE >>) change la donne.
Lorsqu'un laboratoire met au point un medicament, il garde l'exclusivite de sa commercialisation jusqu'a l'expiration de son brevet et jusqu'a l'expiration de la duree de protection des donnees de l'Autorisation de mise sur le marche (A.
Sharpe, who would become a Brevet Brigadier General by the end of the war, was perhaps the most effective intelligence officer of the American Civil War.
Le jeune inventeur confirme avoir obtenu le brevet de son invention de l'Academie des recherches scientifiques, et son projet a reussi a gagner l'admiration de plus de 166 pays europeens.

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