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brevet


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brevet  \Bre*vet"\  (br[-e]*v[e^]t"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Brevetted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Brevetting}.]  (Mil.) 
  To  confer  rank  upon  by  brevet. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brevet  \Bre*vet"\,  a.  (Mil.) 
  Taking  or  conferring  rank  by  brevet;  as  a  brevet  colonel;  a 
  brevet  commission. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brevet  \Bre*vet"\  (br[-e]*v[e^]t";  277),  n.  [F.  brevet,  LL 
  brevetum  fr  L.  brevis  short.  See  {Brief}.] 
  1.  A  warrant  from  the  government,  granting  a  privilege, 
  title,  or  dignity.  [French  usage]. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  commission  giving  an  officer  higher  rank  than 
  that  for  which  he  receives  pay  an  honorary  promotion  of 
  an  officer. 
 
  Note:  In  the  United  States  army,  rank  by  brevet  is  conferred, 
  by  and  with  the  advice  and  consent  of  the  Senate,  for 
  ``gallant  actions  or  meritorious  services.''  A  brevet 
  rank  gives  no  right  of  command  in  the  particular  corps 
  to  which  the  officer  brevetted  belongs,  and  can  be 
  exercised  only  by  special  assignment  of  the  President, 
  or  on  court  martial,  and  detachments  composed  of 
  different  corps,  with  pay  of  the  brevet  rank  when  on 
  such  duty. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brevet 
  n  :  a  document  entitling  a  commissioned  officer  to  hold  a  higher 
  rank  temporarily  (but  without  higher  pay) 
  v  :  promote  somebody  by  brevet,  in  the  military 




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