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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large Indian stork with a military gait; An officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer.

Usage examples (37)
  • Shortly afterward he was given the rank of assistant adjutant general.
  • "And then he called the adjutant-general and they whispered together a moment, and then he sent me here."
  • She thaws a little, listens to us, and even asks questions in a supercilious way: "Why do you call the adjutant 'le juteux'?"
  • The death of our adjutant was a great loss to the Battalion. for more
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  • In the military, an "adjutant" is an assistant to the commanding officer. An "adjuvant" is a substance added to a drug to increase it's effectiveness.
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