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.
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Thirty Years in the Itinerancy Wesson Gage Miller
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The Awakening of the Desert Julius C. Birge
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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 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.