Definitions for: Adjutant

[n] large Indian stork with a military gait
[n] an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

Webster (1913) Definition: Ad"ju*tant, n. [L. adjutans, p. pr. of adjutare to
help. See Aid.]
1. A helper; an assistant.

2. (Mil.) A regimental staff officer, who assists the
colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment,
in the details of regimental and garrison duty.

Adjutant general
(a) (Mil.), the principal staff officer of an army,
through whom the commanding general receives
communications and issues military orders. In the U.
S. army he is brigadier general.
(b) (Among the Jesuits), 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

3. (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Synonyms: adjutant bird, adjutant stork, aide, aide-de-camp, Leptoptilus dubius

See Also: adjutant general, genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus, military officer, officer, stork

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