Meaning of “adjutant” in the English Dictionary

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"adjutant" in British English

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adjutantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈædʒ.ə.tənt/ us /ˈædʒ.ə.tənt/


  • At adjutant's call, the adjutant, dismounted and the sergeant major on his left, marches to the parade ground.
  • For a moment they waited until, as before, the voice of the adjutant was heard, clear and commanding, above the clamor.
  • They stood near the regimental adjutant, and seemed to be reporting their presence to him.
  • To do him justice, the colonel laughed at the notion, even when it was put forward by his much-trusted adjutant.
  • Why he went himself, and did not send one of his adjutants with a written protest, seems still very strange to us.

(Definition of “adjutant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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