The definition of an adjutant in the U.S. military is a staff officer, while in the British military he is an executive officer.(noun)
An example of adjutant is a person in the US military who reports to a commanding officer and who helps to perform tasks such as issuing orders.
See adjutant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: from its manner of walking, thought of as resembling a military strut
Origin: < L adjutans, prp. of adjutare: see aid
See adjutant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin adiūtāns, adiūtant-
Origin: , present participle of adiūtāre, to help; see aid.
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