- A military officer who acts as an administrative assistant to a senior officer.
- An officer in the British army responsible for regimental administration.
- A wading bird of the stork family, with a long neck and legs and a large bill, typically found in warm regions and noted for its loud calls.
Late 17th century: from latin adjutant- 'helping', from adjutare, from ad- 'to' + juvare 'help'.
- The adjutant was responsible for the smooth running of the regiment.
- The adjutant had to organize the troops for the parade.
- The adjutant bird was a familiar sight in the wetlands.
- The adjutant was appointed to the position due to his excellent organizational skills.
- The adjutant was a valuable member of the army, assisting the senior officers in their duties.