Part of speech: noun

A pupil in a military or naval school.

Part of speech: noun

A younger son or brother serving in the army without a commission.

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Usage examples "cadet":

  1. It did not necessarily follow that because a cadet won a commission he remained a soldier. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  2. Colonel McGiffin was willing, and in 1877 his son received his commission as cadet midshipman. - "Real Soldiers of Fortune", Richard Harding Davis.
  3. The Cadet Corps at his school absorbed most of his interests. - "The Luckiest Girl in the School", Angela Brazil.