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ad·ju·tant

 (ăj′ə-tənt)
n.
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.

adjutant

(ˈædʒətənt)
n
1. (Military) an officer who acts as administrative assistant to a superior officer. Abbreviation: adjt or adj
2. (Animals) short for adjutant bird
[C17: from Latin adjūtāre to aid]
ˈadjutancy n

ad•ju•tant

(ˈædʒ ə tənt)

n.
1. a military staff officer who assists the commanding officer.
2. an assistant.
[1590–1600; < Latin adjūtant-, s. of adjūtāns, present participle of adjūtāre to help, assist, frequentative of adjuvāre= ad- ad- + juvāre to help]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adjutant - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officeradjutant - an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
adjutant general - a general's adjutant; chief administrative officer
military officer, officer - any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command; "an officer is responsible for the lives of his men"
2.adjutant - large Indian stork with a military gaitadjutant - large Indian stork with a military gait
stork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus - adjutant birds and marabous

adjutant

noun
A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
Translations
pobočník
adjutant

adjutant

[ˈædʒətənt]
A. Nayudante mf
B. CPD Adjutant General N general responsable del aparato administrativo

adjutant

[ˈædʒʊtənt] nadjudant mad-lib ad lib [ædˈlɪb]
viimproviser
vt [+ lines] → improviser
nimprovisation f
adv
to speak ad-lib → improviser
adj [comedy] → improvisé(e)

adjutant

n
(Mil) → Adjutant(in) m(f)
(Orn: also adjutant bird) → Indischer Marabu

adjutant

[ˈædʒətnt] n (Mil) → aiutante m/f
References in classic literature ?
He drew all his ideas of England that were not bred by the cheaper patriotic prints from one iron-fisted colonel and an unbending adjutant.
said the adjutant, calmly sinking back in his chair.
White - white all over," said Basset-Holmer, the adjutant.
said little Mildred, and the adjutant dashed off bare-headed to the orderly- room, where the muster-rolls of the regiment were kept.
The best of the batch," said the Adjutant to the Colonel.
The Adjutant half turned his head, sheered a little in the direction of the voice, and landed stiffly on the sand-bar below the bridge.
A mangy little Jackal, who had been yapping hungrily on a low bluff, cocked up his ears and tail, and scuttered across the shallows to join the Adjutant.
I heard," said the Adjutant, in a voice like a blunt saw going through a thick board--"I HEARD there was a new-born puppy in that same shoe.
It is here," said the Adjutant, squinting over his beak at his full pouch.
A liar, a flatterer, and a Jackal were all hatched out of the same egg," said the Adjutant to nobody in particular; for he was rather a fine sort of a liar on his own account when he took the trouble.
But that which we have just heard is wisdom," said the Adjutant, bringing down one foot.
He told me himself that all the Moscow ladies have conspired to give him all their sons as adjutants.