adjutant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin adiūtō, frequentative of adiuvō ‎(assist). First attested in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvāns, present participle of adiuvō, from iuvō ‎(help)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ă-j'ə-tənt IPA(key): /ˈæ.dʒə.tənt/

Noun[edit]

adjutant ‎(plural adjutants)

  1. (military) A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs.
  2. An assistant.
  3. (zoology) Any bird of the genus Leptoptilos, a branch of the stork family (Ciconiidae) native to India and Southeast Asia.
    • 1876, "Burmah" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IV, p. 552:
      Aquatic birds of various kinds are very numerous, such as geese, darters (Plotus melanogaster), scissor-bills (Rhynchops nigra), adjutants (Leptoptilos argala), pelicans, cormorants, cranes (Grus antigone, in Burmese gyoja), whimbrels, plovers, and ibises.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (bird): adjutant bird

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Adjective[edit]

adjutant ‎(not comparable)

  1. Assistant; who helps a higher-ranking officer.
    adjutant officer

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Noun[edit]

adjutant m ‎(plural adjutants)

  1. (military) warrant officer class 1, warrant officer

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

adjutant c

  1. (military) an adjutant

Declension[edit]

Inflection of adjutant 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative adjutant adjutanten adjutanter adjutanterna
Genitive adjutants adjutantens adjutanters adjutanternas