The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).
Other Word Forms of Adjutant
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 Latin adiūtāns adiūtant- present participle of adiūtāre to help aid
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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