Definition of Adjutant

1. Noun. An officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.

Exact synonyms: Aide, Aide-de-camp
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Adjutant General
Generic synonyms: Military Officer, Officer

2. Noun. Large Indian stork with a military gait.
Exact synonyms: Adjutant Bird, Adjutant Stork, Leptoptilus Dubius
Generic synonyms: Stork
Group relationships: Genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus

Definition of Adjutant

1. n. A helper; an assistant.

Definition of Adjutant

1. Noun. (military) A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs. ¹

2. Noun. An assistant. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) A bird in the genus ''Leptoptilos'' of the stork family Ciconiidae. ¹

4. Adjective. The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer). ¹

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Definition of Adjutant

1. an assistant [n -S] - See also: assistant

Medical Definition of Adjutant

1. 1. A helper; an assistant. 2. A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty. Adjutant general, one of a select number of fathers, who resided with the general of the order, each of whom had a province or country assigned to his care. 3. A species of very large stork (Ciconia argala), a native of India; called also the gigantic crane, and by the native name argala. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits. Origin: L. Adjutans, p. Pr. Of adjutare to help. See Aid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjutant

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Literary usage of Adjutant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"1842 be ™ appointed assistant adjutant-general of I'M forces in Sind and Baluchistan, ... adjutant-general of the Bombay army и ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"of which letters were referred by the last named officer to the adjutant-general, with a recommendation that such authority be granted. The adjutant-general ..."

3. History of the United States of America Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1913)
"And as for Thomas, though he had made a good adjutant General, in years past, ... The adjutant General was arrested on the 22d, at Stanton's instigation, ..."

4. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). State Historian (1900)
"adjutant HILL UNDER ARREST. And Prefers Charges of Malfeasance Against, Colonel Loring for Making False Returns for Rum. Fort Constitution July 6th, 1777. ..."

5. Life of George Washington by Washington Irving (1857)
"The province was divided into military districts, each having an adjutant-general, with the rank of major, and the pay of one hundred and fifty pounds a ..."

6. Works by Washington Irving (1857)
"... Colonial Governors—His Letter to Washington Rejected— Interview between the British adjutant-General and Colonel Reed—Reception of the adjutant-General ..."

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