[ aj-uh-tuh nt ]
/ ˈædʒ ə tənt /


Military. a staff officer who assists the commanding officer in issuing orders.
British Military. an executive officer.
an assistant.

Origin of adjutant

1590–1600; < Latin adjūtant- (stem of adjūtāns, present participle of adjūtāre to help, assist), equivalent to ad- ad- + jū- (variant stem of juvāre to help) + -t- frequentative suffix + -ant- -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for adjutant

/ (ˈædʒətənt) /


an officer who acts as administrative assistant to a superior officerAbbreviation: adjt, adj
short for adjutant bird

Derived forms of adjutant

adjutancy, noun

Word Origin for adjutant

C17: from Latin adjūtāre to aid
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