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  • Breve

    a mark (˘) over a vowel to show that it is short, or to indicate a specific pronunciation, as ŭ in (kŭt) cut. Law. an initial writ. a writ, as one issued by a court of law. Music. the longest modern note, equivalent to two semibreves or whole notes. Also, brevis. a note in medieval […]

  • Brevet

    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 immediately before retirement. to appoint, promote, or honor by brevet. Historical Examples The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere The Fifth String […]



  • Brevetted

    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 immediately before retirement. to appoint, promote, or honor by brevet. Historical Examples Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 Various Early American Scientific Instruments and Their […]

  • Brevi

    a combining form meaning “short,” used in the formation of compound words: brevirostrate. Historical Examples Ulysses James Joyce Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders T. Eric Peet Essay on the Life and Institutions of Offa, King of Mercia, A.D. 755-794 Henry Mackenzie



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