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adjutant general

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noun, plural adjutants general.
  1. U.S. Army.
    1. the Adjutant General,the chief administrative officer of the Army.
    2. an adjutant of a unit having a general staff, usually an officer of the Adjutant General's Corps.
  2. a high, often the highest, officer of the National Guard of a state or territory.
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Examples from the Web for adjutant general

Historical Examples

  • It is the adjutant-general Dom Miguel desires to see, and I am adjutant-general no longer.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • This message was for the adjutant-general and he no longer filled the office.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Stuart's adjutant-general was found concealed in the house and captured.

  • The first named was McClellan's adjutant-general, the latter was Grant's.

    War from the Inside

    Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock

  • I say, O'Malley, have you forwarded the returns to the adjutant-general's office?


British Dictionary definitions for adjutant general

adjutant general

noun plural adjutants general
  1. British army
    1. a member of the Army Board responsible for personnel and administrative functions
    2. a general's executive officer
  2. US army the adjutant of a military unit with general staff
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