adjutant

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noun ad·ju·tant \ˈa-jə-tənt\

Definition of adjutant

  1. 1 :  a staff officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who assists the commanding officer and is responsible especially for correspondence

  2. 2 :  one who helps :  assistant

Examples of adjutant in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of adjutant

Latin adjutant-, adjutans, present participle of adjutare to help — more at aid


ADJUTANT Defined for English Language Learners

adjutant

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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

adjutant

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noun ad·ju·tant \ˈa-jə-tənt\

Definition of adjutant for Students

  1. :  an officer who assists the officer in command



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