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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.]
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ad•ju•tan•cy(ˈædʒ ə tən si)
n., pl. -cies.
the office or rank of an adjutant.
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the condition of holding the rank of adjutant.See also: Aid
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