What does BREVET mean?

BREVET meaning in General Dictionary

using or conferring ranking by brevet as a brevet colonel a brevet fee

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  • 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.

BREVET meaning in Law Dictionary

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.


BREVET meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

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  • 1839, from French breveter, from brevet (see brevet (n.)). Associated: Breveted; breveting.

BREVET - French to English

diploma


BREVET meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A warrant through the federal government, giving a privilege, name, or self-esteem. [French usage].

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  • (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.

Sentence Examples with the word BREVET

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.

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