brevet

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbrɛvɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(brə vet, brevit)


Inflections of 'brevet' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
brevets
v 3rd person singular
brevetting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
breveting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
brevetted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
breveted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
brevetted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
breveted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bre•vet  (brə vet, brevit),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -vet•ted, -vet•ting  or -vet•ed, -vet•ing. 
n. 
  1. Militarya 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.

v.t. 
  1. Militaryto appoint, promote, or honor by brevet.
  • Anglo-French; Old French brievet. See brief, -et
  • Middle English 1325–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
brevet /ˈbrɛvɪt/ n
  1. a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold temporarily a higher military rank without the appropriate pay and allowances
vb ( -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting, -veted)
  1. (transitive) to promote by brevet
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French brievet a little letter, from brief letter; see brief

ˈbrevetcy n
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