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 for Adjutant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adjutant \Ad"ju*tant\, n. [L. adjutans, p. pr. of adjutare to
     help. See Aid.]
     1. A helper; an assistant.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adjutant
      n 1: an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior
           officer [syn: adjutant, aide, aide-de-camp]
      2: large Indian stork with a military gait [syn: adjutant
         bird, adjutant, adjutant stork, Leptoptilus dubius]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "adjutant":
     acolyte, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, assistant,
     attendant, auxiliary, best man, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress,
     coadjutrix, deputy, executive officer, help, helper, helpmate,
     helpmeet, lieutenant, paranymph, paraprofessional, second, servant,
     sideman, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ADJUTANT. A military officer, attached to every battalion of a regiment.  It
  is his duty to superintend, under his superiors, all matters relating to the
  ordinary routine of discipline in the regiment.
  
  

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