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BREVET Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

In military law. A commission by which an officer is promoted to the next higher rank, but without conferring a right to a corresponding increase of pay. In French law. A privilege or warrant granted by the government to a private person, authorizing him to take a special benefit or exercise an exclusive privilege. Thus a brevet d’invetttion is a patent for an invention.


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