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Brevet

Bre`vet´   Pronunciation: brė`vĕt´; 277
n.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.
v. t.1.(Mil.) To confer rank upon by brevet.
[imp. & p. p. Brevetted ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Brevetting.]
a.1.(Mil.) Taking or conferring rank by brevet; as, a brevet colonel; a brevet commission.
Noun1.brevet - a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
Verb1.brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military

BREVET. In France, a brevet is a warrant granted by the government to authorize an individual to do something for his own benefit, as a brevet d'invention, is a patent to secure a man a right as inventor.
     2. In our army, it signifies a commission conferring on an officer a degree of rank immediately above the one which he holds in his particular regiment, without, however conveying a right to receive a corresponding pay.

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