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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.
(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]
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.
brevet- An official or authoritative message in writing.
See also related terms for official.
Past participle: breveted/brevetted
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|Noun||1.||brevet - a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)|
|Verb||1.||brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military|