Definition of adjutant
1 : a staff officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who assists the commanding officer and is responsible especially for correspondence
2 : one who helps : assistant
Examples of adjutant in a Sentence
the senator's adjutants and aides always arrive ahead of him on the campaign trail
Recent Examples of adjutant from the Web
In 2001, Merrick Morton, a photographer and LAPD reserve officer and Lieutenant John Thomas, adjutant to Chief of Police Bernard C. Parks and LAPD historian, pooled energies to uncover the images and stories of the LAPD archive.
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ADJUTANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of adjutant for English Language Learners
: an army officer who helps the commanding officer and is responsible for written communications
ADJUTANT Defined for Kids
Definition of adjutant for Students
: an officer who assists the officer in command
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