brevet brevet


  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


  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.


  • 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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