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  • n. Plural form of brevet.


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  • The Indians sometimes confer "brevets" on distinguished individuals as marks of favor, though they do not, or have not as yet, scattered them in like profusion, as in the army, so that the whole thing has become a farce.

    Three Years on the Plains Observations of Indians, 1867-1870

  • With abilities unquestioned and opportunities second to none, it was nevertheless observed of him at the close of the four years 'struggle that there, at least, was a man who hadn't even mustering or recruiting service to fall back upon when "brevets" went scattering broadcast over the army, showering like the rain upon the just and the unjust.

    Under Fire

  • Moreover, brevets would expire at the end of the current emergency and so were not a gateway to the regular commission on which Washington had his heart set.

    George Washington’s First War

  • One of the topics, Beyond the Century, mentioned race across america and brevets.

    BSNYC Fidray Fun Quiz!

  • But now randonneurds on the longest of brevets may have shifter failure!

    Downgrade to Win: Increasing Results by Lowering Expectations

  • He had served on the staff of General Winfield Scott during the Mexican War, earning three brevets or temporary promotions for gallantry and distinguished conduct.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • The thirty-seven-year-old Jackson had been graduated from West Point in 1846, and served in the Mexican War, earning brevets of captain and major.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • They give brevets to majors and captains to act as colonels in the army.

    The Journal to Stella

  • As he had gained two successive brevets upon active service he was in army rank actually senior to the Colonel of his own regiment.


  • The brother and the sister-in-law of the King are called simply Monsieur and Madame, and these titles are also contained in my brevets; but I suffer myself to be called commonly Madame la Duchesse d'Orleans.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency


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