Brevetting
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Brevet (military) — In the U.K. and U.S. military, brevet referred to a warrant authorizing a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but usually without receiving the pay of that higher rank. An officer so promoted may be referred to as being… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brevetted — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brevet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, document, from Anglo French, diminutive of bref letter more at brief Date: 1689 a commission giving a military officer higher nominal rank than that for which pay is received II. transitive verb (brevetted or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • brevet — /breuh vet , brev it/, n., v., brevetted, brevetting or breveted, breveting. n. 1. a commission promoting a military officer to a higher rank without increase of pay and with limited exercise of the higher rank, often granted as an honor… …   Universalium

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  • brevet — [ brɛvɪt] noun a former type of military commission conferred especially for outstanding service, by which an officer was promoted to a higher rank without the corresponding pay. verb (brevets, breveting or brevetting, breveted or brevetted)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • brevet — /ˈbrɛvət/ (say brevuht) noun 1. a commission promoting a military officer to a higher rank without increase of pay and with limited exercise of the higher rank. –verb (t) (brevetted or breveted, brevetting or breveting) 2. to appoint or promote… …   Australian English dictionary

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