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definition of the word adjutant

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Adjutant

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From Latin adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare to assist. First English use recorded in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvāns, present participle of adiuvāre, from iuvāre, to help.

AHD: /ăj'ə-tənt/
IPA: /'æd3ətənt/
X-SAMPA: /{d3@t@nt/

Singular
adjutant

Plural
adjutants

adjutant (plural adjutants)

  1. (military) A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs
  2. An assistant.
  3. (zoology) A member of the Leptoptilos genus of African storks.


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