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    - The Nuttall Encyclopedia

    Bre*vet" (br&esl;*v&ebreve;t"; 277), n. [F. brevet, LL. brevetum, fr. L. brevis short. See Brief.] 1. A warrant from the government, granting a privilege, title, or dignity. [French usage].

    2. (Mil.) A commission giving an officer higher rank than that for which he receives pay; an honorary promotion of an officer.

    &fist; In the United States army, rank by brevet is conferred, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for "gallant actions or meritorious services." A brevet rank gives no right of command in the particular corps to which the officer brevetted belongs, and can be exercised only by special assignment of the President, or on court martial, and detachments composed of different corps, with pay of the brevet rank when on such duty.

    Bre*vet" (br&esl;*v&ebreve;t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brevetted (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. Brevetting.] (Mil.) To confer rank upon by brevet.

    Bre*vet", a. (Mil.) Taking or conferring rank by brevet; as, a brevet colonel; a brevet commission.

    - Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

    Brevet`, a commission entitling an officer in the army to a nominal rank above his real rank.
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