using or conferring ranking by brevet as a brevet colonel a brevet fee
- To confer position upon by brevet
- A warrant through the government granting a privilege subject or dignity French use
- market someone by brevet, inside military
- a document entitling a commissioned officer to put on a greater position temporarily (but without greater pay)
- A warrant from government, granting a privilege, name, or self-esteem. [French usage].
- A commission offering an officer higher ranking than that for which he gets pay; an honorary promotion of an officer.
- To confer ranking upon by brevet.
- using or conferring rank by brevet; because, a brevet colonel; a brevet commission.
In military legislation. A commission in which an officer is marketed to another location greater position, but without conferring the right to a corresponding increase of pay. In French legislation. A privilege or warrant given because of the federal government to an exclusive individual, authorizing him to take an unique benefit or exercise a unique privilege. Thus a brevet d'invetttion is a patent for an invention.
mid-14c., from Old French brievet "letter, note, sheet of paper; papal indulgence" (13c.), diminutive of bref "letter, note" (see brief (adj.)). Army feeling is from 1680s.
- 1839, from French breveter, from brevet (see brevet (n.)). Associated: Breveted; breveting.
(letter.) A warrant through the federal government, giving a privilege, name, or self-esteem. [French usage].
- (n.) A commission offering an officer greater position than that which is why he receives pay; an honorary marketing of an officer.
- (v. t.) To confer ranking upon by brevet.
- (a.) Taking or conferring rank by brevet; as, a brevet colonel; a brevet percentage.
In 1861 he became captain, and in the Abyssinian expedition of 1867-68 was a brigade major, being again mentioned in despatches and given a brevet majority.