from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the British army, an officer in a garrison doing duties analogous to those of the adjutant of a regiment: equivalent to post-adjutant in the United States army.
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England, and since his coming to Canada, and before taking to farming, he held the position of fort-adjutant at Penetanguishene; at present he was tutor in equestrian arts to the young lady whom he passionately loved.
Presently the health-officer with his blue flag gave us pratique, and the fort-adjutant with his red flag carried off our only soldier.
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