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Definition of adjutant:

  1. A helper; an assistant.
  2. A regimental staff officer, who assists the colonel, or commanding officer of a garrison or regiment, in the details of regimental and garrison duty.
  3. 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.


coadjutor, deputy, auxiliary, adjutant stork, assistant, adjutant bird, coadjutant, Leptoptilus dubius, aide, helper, aide-de-camp, lieutenant, second, help.

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