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adjutant

[ aj-uh-tuhnt ]
/ ˈædʒ ə tənt /
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noun

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

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for adjutant

adjutant
/ (ˈædʒətənt) /

noun

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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