1. Noun.  (military) A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs.
  2. Noun.  An assistant.
  3. Noun.  (zoology) A bird in the genus ''Leptoptilos'' of the stork family Ciconiidae.
  4. Adjective.  The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).

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