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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"
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Breveted to first lieutenant on 13 June 1898, for `distinguished service in the battle at Guantanamo, Cuba.
Breveted to captain on 13 July 1900, for `distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy near Tienstin, China, July 13 1900.
Breveted to captain on 13 July 1900, for `distinguished conduct and public servicein the presence of the enemy near Tienstin, China.
Mexican War, first at Fort Brown (near Brownsville, Texas) (May 3-9, 1846), for which he was breveted captain, and then at Monterrey (September 20-24), for which he was breveted major; captain (June 1846); served with distinction at Buena Vista (February 23, 1847), where his battery played a decisive role in Taylor's victory, and was breveted lieutenant colonel; resigned from the army and settled in Louisiana (January 1856); called into Confederate service as brigadier general (February 1861); major general (January 1862); took command of II Corps in the newly formed Army of Mississippi, commanded by Gen.
Sir George Rockwith's capture of Martinique and Guadeloupe (1809-1810); breveted colonel (July 25, 1810), and was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 27th Foot (December 27); promoted major general (June 4, 1813) and sent to Canada (September); in his first winter, his troops burned Buffalo (December 30), in reprisal for the American destruction of Newark, Ontario (then a settlement near modern Niagara on the Lake); attacked by Gen.