Examples from the Web for adjutant
I begged of the adjutant to let me go off along the ridge on my own to see if I could find any trace.At Suvla Bay|John Hargrave
"It is here," said the Adjutant, squinting over his beak at his full pouch.The Second Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
Having parted from this pretty specimen of my new regiment, I inquired for the adjutant's quarters, which were pointed out to me.
"I will see what can be done," said the adjutant, touched by the despair depicted on the pale face of the poor lady.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times|Louise Muhlbach
In a neighboring hut lay Raevski's adjutant with a fractured wrist.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for adjutant
Word Origin for adjutant
Word Origin and History for adjutant
"military officer who assists superior officers," c.1600, from Latin adiutantem (nominative adiutans), present participle of adiutare "to give help to, help zealously, serve," frequentative of adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "help, assist, aid, support," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help, give strength, support," perhaps from same root as iuvenis "young person" (see young).