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adjutant

[ aj-uh-tuh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF adjutant

Synonyms for adjutant

  • aide
  • auxiliary
  • helper
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He came to lean upon O'Moy's writing-table, facing the adjutant.

Yet as they went the adjutant's eyes raked the ballroom in quest of his wife.

"Ye can always thrash an impudent fellow," opined the adjutant.

The interrogation, which seemed almost to cover a reproach, irritated the adjutant.

It was not for Dom Miguel to know that it was the adjutant's fate that was being decided.

For many years he was adjutant general of the state of Nebraska.

As adjutant my place had been with the colonel at the head of the column.

The adjutant's last order crisped, coldly metallic, soldierly as ever.

Then they break into platoons, and are inspected, man by man, by the adjutant and his aides.

"Then go at once and get the key from the adjutant," said Lieutenant Santierra.

WORD ORIGIN

"military officer who assists superior officers," c.1600, from Latin adiutantem (nominative adiutans), present participle of adiutare "to give help to, help zealously, serve," frequentative of adiuvare (past participle adiutus) "help, assist, aid, support," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + iuvare "to help, give strength, support," perhaps from same root as iuvenis "young person" (see young).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ADJUTANT

acting

adjectivesubstituting in a role
  • ad interim
  • adjutant
  • alternate
  • assistant
  • delegated
  • deputy
  • interim
  • pro tem
  • pro tempore
  • provisional
  • surrogate
  • temporary

aide-de-camp

nounright-hand person
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