Definition of adjutant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈædʒʊtənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈædʒʊtənt//
The army
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an army officer who does office work and helps other officers See related entries: The army Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘assistant, helper’): from Latin adjutant- ‘being of service to’, from adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare ‘assist’, from ad- ‘towards’ + juvare to ‘help’.
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