aide-de-camp

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commonly abbreviated to ADC, an initialisation

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Borrowing from French, from aide + de (of) + camp ((military) camp)

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aide-de-camp (plural aides-de-camp)

  1. A military officer who serves as an adjutant to a higher ranking officer, prince or other high political dignitary.
    Unlike the orderly or batman, a humble low-ranking servant, an aide-de-camp is often a general, who before the institution of the chief of staff could hold a similar position to his chief.

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