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[aj-uh-tuh n-see]
noun, plural ad·ju·tan·cies.
  1. the office or rank of an adjutant: His adjutancy allows him certain privileges.
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Origin of adjutancy

First recorded in 1765–75; adjut(ant) + -ancy
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Examples from the Web for adjutancy

Historical Examples

  • He was appointed to an ensigncy and adjutancy, and came to Canada.

    Laura Secord, the heroine of 1812

    Sarah Anne Curzon

  • However, very soon the new governor-general gave him the adjutancy of his own regiment, then at Agra, and things grew brighter.

    The Red Book of Heroes

    Leonora Blanche Lang

  • I thought that when we got home I might get the adjutancy of a militia regiment, and that we might have been married.

  • In 1809 he succeeded to a lieutenancy; and resigned the adjutancy to command a small detachment in the field.

  • He is just succeeding in obtaining what is called an 'adjutancy,' which, with the half pay, will put an end to many anxieties.