brevetcy


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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.
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