Noun Adjutant Definition and Examples







A military officer who acts as an administrative assistant to a senior officer.
  1. 'He did not speak their language and most probably spent most his time consulting with his officers and adjutants.'
  2. 'General Jackson therefore has no lack of experience of infantry soldiering, having been a platoon commander, adjutant, company commander and commanding officer in infantry battalions.'
  3. 'Fox was talking with the Black Hole squadron commander, a fellow named Stock, and his adjutant, Barrel.'
  4. 'Turning to his adjutant, the colonel began issuing orders to deploy his troops.'
  5. 'Battalion adjutant Capt Sean Kearns said the aims of the training were to develop effective teamwork, and to help identify true leaders, as opposed to designated leaders.'
  6. 'Kornilov seems to have had little political sense and in 1917 was influenced by his adjutant and other officers.'
  7. 'The battalion adjutant sent me to the C Company command post by Jeep.'
  8. 'General Custer and his adjutant, Colonel Cooke, could be seen, lighting matches and candles in advance, trying to find the trail, which they succeeded in doing in a short time.'
  9. 'Michael, who had been the youngest adjutant in the army, came ashore one day later with the 7th Battalion of the Black Watch.'
  10. 'He made over 40 parachute jumps while serving as a rifle platoon leader, battalion adjutant, and commander of a raider platoon.'
  11. 'Hoare was his adjutant in all the talks with the government'
  12. 'The subsequent departure in the same direction of his backroom adjutants Jim and Kevin intensified the bad feeling.'
A large black-and-white stork with a massive bill and a bare head and neck, found in India and SE Asia.
  1. 'In a bird census undertaken in January last year in Misamari Beel, 16,575 birds were found, which included 22 greater adjutant storks.'
  2. 'But the researchers involved are quite hopeful that the simple netting technique will be a first step toward increasing the overall numbers of the greater adjutant stork.'
((n.) A helper; an assistant.|--|(n.) A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty.|--|(n.) A species of very large stork (Ciconia argala), a native of India; -- called also the gigantic crane, and by the native name argala. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits.|--|)


1. Military. a staff officer who assists the commanding officer in issuing orders.

2. British Military. an executive officer.

3. an assistant.

4. adjutant stork.


"There can be adjutant generals."
"adjutants can be on committees."
"people/places/organizations can have adjutants."
"adjutants can be in talks."
"adjutants can be from places."
"adjutants can be for files."

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘assistant, helper’): from Latin adjutant- ‘being of service to’, from adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare ‘assist’ (see adjuvant).

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