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BREVET. In France, a brevet is a warrant granted by the government to authorize an individual to do something for his own benefit, as a brevet d'invention, is a patent to secure a man a right as inventor.
     2. In our army, it signifies a commission conferring on an officer a degree of rank immediately above the one which he holds in his particular regiment, without, however conveying a right to receive a corresponding pay.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A total of 19,357 students took the Brevet last year.
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Il s'agit maintenant de trouver une nouvelle ligne de demarcation entre le droit civil et la common law, tache ardue puisque les deux traditions cherchent a etablir un equilibre entre, d'une part, la protection equitable du titulaire du brevet et, d'autre part, la securite juridique, c'est-a-dire la previsibilite de l'etendue du monopole (133).
C'est une avancee strategique pour le systeme des brevets en Tunisie ', a declare le President Benoit Battistelli.
From his appointment as the BMI chief to the end of the war, Brevet Brigadier General Sharpe demonstrated effective leadership of an intelligence service that provided the Army's senior commanders with accurate and timely information about the enemy.
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Other Kray possessions up for auction include Ronnie's Brevet revolver as well as his death and marriage certificates.
Two stalwarts of Wrexham Gymnastics club, coach Paul Edwards and Janet Davies, have qualified as Federation of International Gymnastics brevet judges, meaning they are eligible to adjudicate at international gymnastic events.

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