Variant of adjutant
- 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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