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Dictionary Definition

brevet n : a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay) v : promote somebody by brevet, in the military [also: brevetting, brevetted]

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brevet (plural brevets)
  1. A military document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but without an increase in pay.
  2. An organized, long-distance bicycle ride — not a race, but a test of endurance — which follows a designated but unmarked route passing through check points.



  1. definite singular of brev

Extensive Definition

Brevet may mean:
  • Brevet (military), a temporary authorization for a person to hold a higher rank
  • Aircrew brevet, a badge worn by qualified aircrew in the Royal Air Force and British Army
  • Brevet (cycling), a long-distance, comfortably paced, bicycle ride with check-point controls and a time limit
  • Brevet des collèges, an exam taken by students in France
brevet in German: Brevet
brevet in French: Brevet (homonymie)

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