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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adjutant  \Ad"ju*tant\,  n.  [L.  adjutans  p.  pr  of  adjutare  to 
  help.  See  {Aid}.] 
  1.  A  helper;  an  assistant. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  regimental  staff  officer,  who  assists  the 
  colonel,  or  commanding  officer  of  a  garrison  or  regiment, 
  in  the  details  of  regimental  and  garrison  duty. 
 
  {Adjutant  general} 
  a  (Mil.),  the  principal  staff  officer  of  an  army, 
  through  whom  the  commanding  general  receives 
  communications  and  issues  military  orders  In  the  U. 
  S.  army  he  is  brigadier  general. 
  b  (Among  the  Jesuits),  one  of  a  select  number  of 
  fathers,  who  resided  with  the  general  of  the  order 
  each  of  whom  had  a  province  or  country  assigned  to  his 
  care 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adjutant 
  n  1:  an  officer  who  acts  as  military  assistant  [syn:  {aide},  {aide-de-camp}] 
  2:  large  Indian  stork  with  a  military  gait  [syn:  {adjutant  bird}, 
  {adjutant  stork},  {Leptoptilus  dubius}] 




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