brevet

[ bruh-vet, brev-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF brevet
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If they wuz givin' commissions away you wouldn't be a brevet Corporal.

There is your brevet to the 'Legion,' signed by the Emperor.

Brevet Major Fowle was ordered to march against them with two companies.

He hoped that the Marshal had brought his brevet as brigadier general.

At present he is a brevet lieutenant-colonel in the regular army.

The other tore it open; and there was his brevet as colonel.

I prize it more than any commission or brevet commission that I have.

These were the usual experiences which every American pilot has had while on his brevet flights.

That is true; honor where it is due; but I return to my brevet.

You may take back your brevet, Monsieur Malicorne; I will not leave my friend.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French brievet "letter, note, piece of paper; papal indulgence" (13c.), diminutive of bref "letter, note" (see brief (adj.)). Army sense is from 1680s.

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