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Definition of "adjutant" []

  • A staff officer who helps a commanding officer with administrative affairs. (noun)
  • An assistant. (noun)
  • See marabou. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adjutant" in a sentence
  • "This was said in such a pleasant manner I almost concluded the general had been misrepresented, but how changed his tone when he called his adjutant, who in an instant stood before him."
  • "She thaws a little, listens to us, and even asks questions in a supercilious way: "Why do you call the adjutant 'le juteux'?""
  • ""And then he called the adjutant-general and they whispered together a moment, and then he sent me here.""