Adjutant Definition

ăjə-tənt
adjutants
noun
adjutants
A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
American Heritage
An assistant.
Webster's New World
A staff officer who serves as an administrative assistant to the commanding officer.
Webster's New World
Either of two large Asian storks (Leptoptilos dubius or L. javanicus) having a head and neck bare of feathers, black wings, and white underparts.
American Heritage
A very large stork (Leptoptilos dubius) about 1.5 m (5 ft) tall, of India and Southeast Asia, with a bare head and neck and a large, thick bill.
Webster's New World
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adjective

The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).

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Other Word Forms of Adjutant

Noun

Singular:
adjutant
Plural:
adjutants

Origin of Adjutant

  • 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

  • From Latin adiūtāns adiūtant- present participle of adiūtāre to help aid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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