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a. A student at a military school or in a military program training to be an officer.
b. A student training to be a police officer.
a. A younger son or brother.
b. A youngest son.

[French, from dialectal capdet, captain, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of Latin caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·det′ship′ n.
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Noun1.cadetship - the position of cadet
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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The BIHECC report was followed by equivalently direct statements made by the sector's peak body Universities Australia (2008), which called upon the Commonwealth government and employers to fund a national cadetship program in which the provision of work-integrated learning was inherent.
Captain Saif Al Muhairi, the second UAE national to advance through the company's successful Cadetship Programme to become a Master Mariner, took full command of the LNG vessel Mubaraz as she sailed from Das Island to Higashi Terminal, Tokyo, according to the company's Press release.
Cruise companies also offer a first step into a long-term career through cadetship schemes.
APM Terminals Bahrain operations department employees Maitham Mansoor Ahmed, 32 and Abdul Aziz Yaqoob Almahmeed, 35, are now on board United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) vessels MV Al Wajbah and MV Al Ihsaa for a year-long cadetship.
The Yale college cadetship will offer valuable paid work experience in the fire service or police to youngsters who may want to join.
He was educated at Beckenham and Penge County Grammar School, and in 1949 was awarded a cadetship to the RAF college, Cranwell, where he trained as a pilot.
The court heard that at the time of the offence, Ahmed was about to complete a two-year cadetship with Strathclyde Police and had just passed an interview to become a full-time constable.
He began his career at sea with a cadetship with the Adelaide Steamship Company in 1962, winning the Australian Company of Master Mariners Annual Prize in 1965.
Through Dr Woodhill's programme 1 received a dietetics cadetship from Sydney's Prince Henry, Prince of Wales and Eastern Suburbs Hospitals group enabling training as a dietitian during university session breaks.
Education schemes to date include a cadetship scheme which is recruiting graduates into the agri-food sector and courses designed to provide companies with continuous business improvement tools.