brevet brevet

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  2. (v) promote somebody by brevet, in the military

Usage(s):

  1. He held rank as brevet major for four months and two days during the summer of 1847.
  2. Eight-cent stamps are green and show a propeller; 16 stamps are blue and carry a pilot's brevet; 24 stamps are red an portray an airplane.
  3. After the war, as a brevet brigadier.

News

  • Francestown parade to honor Civil War veteran

    FRANCESTOWN – A memorial ceremony and parade for Civil War veteran Brevet Maj. Augustus Holmes Bixby will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Francestown Cemetery.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Hollis Brookline Journal

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