- The definition of an adjutant in the U.S. military is a staff officer, while in the British military he is an executive officer.
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.
- an assistant
- Mil. a staff officer who serves as an administrative assistant to the commanding officer
Origin: from its manner of walking, thought of as resembling a military strut
- a very large stork (Leptoptilos dubius) about 1.5 m (5 ft) tall, of India and SE Asia, with a bare head and neck and a large, thick bill
- a similar but smaller stork (L. javanicus) found in the same countriesalso called lesser adjutant
Origin: ; from Classical Latin adjutans, present participle of adjutare: see aid
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- Abbr. Adj. or Adjt. A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
- An assistant.
- See marabou.
Origin: From Latin adiūtāns, adiūtant-, present participle of adiūtāre, to help; see aid.
- adˈju·tan·cy noun