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brevet (ˈbrɛvɪt)
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
2.  (tr) to promote by brevet
[C14: from Old French brievet a little letter, from brief letter; see brief]

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