Cadets


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Cadets

 

(1) In feudal France and Prussia young members of the nobility in military service with soldier ranks and children of the feudal aristocracy enlisted in military service prior to receiving their commission as officers.

(2) In prerevolutionary Russia and various other states fromthe 18th to early 20th century, the name given to those studyingin the cadet corps.

References in classic literature ?
The Cadets paraded in a style calculated to kill the late member with envy.
When on leaving College the cadets were received by the Emperor, he did not again refer to Kasatsky's offence, but told them all, as was his custom, that they should serve him and the fatherland loyally, that he would always be their best friend, and that when necessary they might approach him direct.
A cadet of the house was an officer of the great Duke and distinguished in the famous Saint Bartholomew conspiracy.
The number of cadets being about equal to that of the members of Congress, one is sent here from every Congressional district: its member influencing the selection.
de Chevalier Dessessart to admit D'Artagnan as a cadet in his company of Guards.
Bertram is certainly well off for a cadet of even a baronet's family.
After the shouting had died away Hira Singh rose to reply, for he was the cadet of a royal house, the son of a king's son, and knew what was due on these occasions.
Any glamour which may have attached to cadet life in Poe's eyes was speedily lost, for discipline at West Point was never so severe nor were the accommodations ever so poor.
He was indeed a scion of one of the very oldest families in the kingdom, though his branch was a cadet one which had separated from the northern Musgraves some time in the sixteenth century, and had established itself in western Sussex, where the Manor House of Hurlstone is perhaps the oldest inhabited building in the county.
We parted, he to his island, where I am sure he thought of the weeping child who had embraced him so affectionately at parting in Moscow; and I was sent off to the cadet corps, where I found nothing but roughness and harsh discipline.
You see yours is already an officer in the Guards, while my Nicholas is going as a cadet.
Dare you to wear your brother's coat without the crescent which should stamp you as his cadet.