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adjutant (noun) an assistant (of any rank, especially in military service).
A person who assists another person, especially an official of a lower position assisting his superior in official matters, is an adjutant. An adjutant (in armed forces) is a staff officer acting as an assistant to the commander.
- The adjutant is so helpful to the commanding officer that he has become over-dependant on the adjutant.
- The commanding officer knows in which matters he should seek the adjutant's assistance. The adjutant does not cross his limits either.