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1. Abbr. Adj. or Adjt. A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
2. An assistant.
3. Either of two large Asian storks (Leptoptilos dubius or L. javanicus) having a head and neck bare of feathers, black wings, and white underparts. Also called adjutant stork.

[From Latin adiūtāns, adiūtant-, present participle of adiūtāre, to help; see aid.]

ad′ju·tan·cy n.


(ˈædʒ ə tən si)

n., pl. -cies.
the office or rank of an adjutant.


the condition of holding the rank of adjutant.
See also: Aid
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They've shelved me at the War Office; they talk about a home adjutancy.
Study of the academic status of athletes participating in 4th sports-cultural olympiyad of country girls students, Ministry of Education, Research adjutancy of Department of Physical Education.
When Adams took over the adjutancy, DAV was still plagued by scandal and severe financial difficulties.