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.
The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The Fifth String
John Philip Sousa
Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) John McElroy
A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk Compiled by James D. Richardson
Tom Burke Of “Ours”, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-’61 Abner Doubleday
Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
The Motor Rangers Through the Sierras Marvin West
The Man With The Broken Ear Edmond About
a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold temporarily a higher military rank without the appropriate pay and allowances
verb -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting, -veted
(transitive) to promote by 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 Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 Various Early American Scientific Instruments and Their […]
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
Roman Catholic Church. a book containing all the daily psalms, hymns, prayers, lessons, etc., necessary for reciting the office. a book of daily prayers and readings in some other churches. Historical Examples The Woman Thou Gavest Me Hall Caine Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle The Gods are Athirst Anatole France […]
having a short tail.