adjutant general

adjutant general
noun (plural adjutants general) Date: 1645 1. the chief administrative officer of an army who is responsible especially for the administration and preservation of personnel records 2. the chief administrative officer of a major military unit (as a division or corps)

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  • Adjutant general — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjutant general — n. pl. adjutants general 1. an officer in an army who is chief administrative assistant of the commanding officer of a corps or division 2. [A G ] a) U.S. Army the chief administrative officer, having the rank of major general, in charge of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Adjutant general — An Adjutant General is a military chief administrative officer. Contents 1 Imperial Russia 2 United Kingdom 3 United States 4 Netherlands …   Wikipedia

  • adjutant general — pl. adjutants general. 1. U.S. Army. a. the Adjutant General, the chief administrative officer of the Army. b. an adjutant of a unit having a general staff, usually an officer of the Adjutant General s Corps. 2. a high, often the highest, officer …   Universalium

  • adjutant general — ad′jutant gen′eral n. pl. adjutants general mil a) the Adjutant General, the chief administrative officer of the U.S. Army b) an adjutant of a unit having a general staff …   From formal English to slang

  • adjutant-general — adjutant genˈeral noun (pl adjutants genˈeral) 1. The head of a department of the general staff 2. The executive officer of a general • • • Main Entry: ↑adjutant …   Useful english dictionary

  • adjutant-general — general who assists the commanding officer of a division …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adjutant general — noun a general s adjutant; chief administrative officer • Hypernyms: ↑adjutant, ↑aide, ↑aide de camp …   Useful english dictionary

  • adjutant general — /ædʒətənt ˈdʒɛnrəl/ (say ajuhtuhnt jenruhl) noun (plural adjutants general) Military 1. (in the British Army) a. the head of a department of the general staff. b. an executive officer of a general. 2. (in the US Army) a. the chief administrative… …   Australian English dictionary

  • adjutant general — noun (plural adjutants general) (in the British army) a high ranking administrative officer. ↘(in the US army) the chief administrative officer …   English new terms dictionary

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