What does adjutant mean?

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ˈædʒ ə təntad·ju·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adjutant, aide, aide-de-campnoun

    an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

  2. adjutant bird, adjutant, adjutant stork, Leptoptilus dubiusnoun

    large Indian stork with a military gait

Wiktionary

  1. adjutantnoun

    A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs.

    Etymology: From adiuto, frequentative of adiuvo. First attested in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvans, present participle of adiuvo, from iuvo

  2. adjutantnoun

    An assistant.

    R. North.

    Etymology: From adiuto, frequentative of adiuvo. First attested in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvans, present participle of adiuvo, from iuvo

  3. adjutantnoun

    A bird in the genus Leptoptilos of the stork family Ciconiidae.

    Etymology: From adiuto, frequentative of adiuvo. First attested in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvans, present participle of adiuvo, from iuvo

  4. adjutantadjective

    The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).

    Etymology: From adiuto, frequentative of adiuvo. First attested in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvans, present participle of adiuvo, from iuvo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adjutantnoun

    a helper; an assistant

    Etymology: [L. adjutans, p. pr. of adjutare to help. See Aid.]

  2. Adjutantnoun

    a regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty

    Etymology: [L. adjutans, p. pr. of adjutare to help. See Aid.]

  3. Adjutantnoun

    a species of very large stork (Ciconia argala), a native of India; -- called also the gigantic crane, and by the native name argala. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits

    Etymology: [L. adjutans, p. pr. of adjutare to help. See Aid.]

Freebase

  1. Adjutant

    Adjutant is a military rank or appointment. In some armies, including most English-speaking ones, it is an officer who assists a more senior officer, while in other armies, especially Francophone ones, it is an NCO, normally corresponding roughly to a Staff Sergeant or Warrant Officer. An Adjutant General is commander of an army's administrative services.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adjutant

    ad′joot-ant, n. a regimental staff officer not above the rank of major, specially appointed to assist the commanding officer of a garrison or regiment—there are also adjutants of auxiliary forces, of depôts, of brigade, &c.: a large species of stork or crane found in India.—ns. Ad′jutancy, the office of an adjutant: assistance; Ad′jutant-gen′eral, the head of his department on the general staff of the army, the executive officer of the commander-in-chief. [L. adjutāre = adjuvāread, to, juvāre, to assist.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Adjutant

    a gigantic Indian stork with an enormous beak, about 5 ft. in height, which feeds on carrion and offal, and is useful in this way, as storks are.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adjutant

    [From Lat. adjuvo, to help.] A military assistant to field-officers. The term has been applied to an assistant captain of a fleet. It is indeed the duty performed by first lieutenants.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. adjutant

    (from adjuvo, “to help”). A regimental staff-officer with the rank of lieutenant, appointed by the regimental commander to assist him in the execution of all the details of the regiment or post. He is the channel of official communication. It is his duty to attend daily on the commanding officer for orders or instructions of any kind that are to be issued to the command, and promulgate the same in writing after making a complete record thereof. He has charge of the books, files, and men of the headquarters; keeps the rosters; parades and inspects all escorts, guards, and other armed parties previous to their proceeding on duty. He should be competent to instruct a regiment in every part of the field exercise, should understand the internal economy of his corps, and should notice every irregularity or deviation from the established rules or regulations. He should, of course, be an officer of experience, and should be selected with reference to special fitness, as so much depends upon his manner and thoughtfulness in the exercise of the various and important duties imposed upon him. Unexceptionable deportment is especially becoming to the adjutant.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjutant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjutant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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