brevet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from the Middle English brevet (official letter), from the Anglo-Norman diminutive of bref (letter), from the Latin brevis (short), whence brief.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) 1. IPA(key): /bɹə.ˈvɛt/
  • (US) 2. IPA(key): /ˈbɹɛ.vɪt/
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Noun[edit]

brevet (plural brevets)

  1. A military document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily, but without an increase in pay.
  2. A warrant from the government, granting a privilege, title, or dignity, as in France.
    1. (by extension) An authoritative grant or mark of recognition; a seal of approval.
  3. 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.

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Verb[edit]

brevet (third-person singular simple present brevets, present participle breveting or brevetting, simple past and past participle breveted or brevetted)

  1. (military) To promote by brevet.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

brevet n

  1. singular definite of brev

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch brevete, fom Middle French brevet. The sense “papal brief” comes from Latin brevetum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /brəˈvɛt/, /brəˈveː/
  • Hyphenation: bre‧vet
  • Rhymes: -ɛt, -eː

Noun[edit]

brevet n (plural brevetten or brevets)

  1. A formal document, such as a certificate or licence.
  2. A permit or licence allowing one to use certain vehicles or engage in certain activities, now especially in relation to aicraft, diving, swimming (in Belgium) and sometimes mopeds.
    Synonym: bewijs
  3. A papal brief.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From brève +‎ -et

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brevet m (plural brevets)

  1. (law) a patent
  2. a teaching license or certificate

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brevet n

  1. definite singular of brev

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

brevet n

  1. definite singular of brev

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

brevet

  1. definite singular of brev