adjutant

Definitions:

  • A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs.
  • An assistant.
  • Either of two large Asian storks <em>(Leptoptilos dubius</em> or <em>L. javanicus)</em> having a head and neck bare of feathers, black wings, and white underparts.
  • Helping; assistant. <em>Bullokar</em> (1676).
  • A helper; an assistant; an aid.
  • <em>Milit.</em>, properly, a regimental staff-officer appointed to assist the commanding officer of a regiment in the discharge of the details of his military duty.
  • The adjutant-bird (which see).
  • A helper; an assistant.
  • A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty.
  • one of a select number of fathers, who resided with the general of the order, each of whom had a province or country assigned to his care.
  • A species of very large stork (<spn>Ciconia argala</spn>), a native of India; -- called also the <altname>gigantic crane</altname>, and by the native name <altname>argala</altname>. It is noted for its serpent-destroying habits.
  • A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs.
  • An assistant.
  • A <xref>bird</xref> in the genus <xref>Leptoptilos</xref> of the <xref>stork</xref> family <xref>Ciconiidae</xref>.
  • The noun used as a <xref>modifier</xref> (e.g. adjutant officer).
  • an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
  • large Indian stork with a military gait
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