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 Bretwalda (ruler of Britain).Breviary. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brevet Rank
 
is rank one degree higher than your pay. Thus, a brevet-major has the title of major, but the pay of captain. (French, brevet, a patent, a concession.)   1
 


 Bretwalda (ruler of Britain).Breviary. 

 
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