noun \ˈa-jə-tənt\

: an army officer who helps the commanding officer and is responsible for written communications

Full Definition of ADJUTANT

:  a staff officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who assists the commanding officer and is responsible especially for correspondence
:  one who helps :  assistant

Examples of ADJUTANT

  1. <the senator's adjutants and aides always arrive ahead of him on the campaign trail>

Origin of ADJUTANT

Latin adjutant-, adjutans, present participle of adjutare to help — more at aid
First Known Use: 1539

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical


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