Adjutant meaning

ăj'ə-tənt
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.

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A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
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An assistant.
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Either of two large Asian storks (Leptoptilos dubius or L. javanicus) having a head and neck bare of feathers, black wings, and white underparts.
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An assistant.
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A staff officer who serves as an administrative assistant to the commanding officer.
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(military) A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs.
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An assistant.
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(zoology) A bird in the genus Leptoptilos of the stork family Ciconiidae.
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The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).
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Origin of adjutant

  • From Latin adiūtāns adiūtant- present participle of adiūtāre to help aid
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin adiūtō, frequentative of adiuvō (“assist”). First attested in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvāns, present participle of adiuvō, from iuvō (“help”)
    From Wiktionary