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.
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”)