from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the officer of the day, or that officer of a corps or regiment whose turn it is to supervise for the day the arrangements for food, cleanliness, etc.
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In 1802 Kisfaludy participated in the insurrection of the Hungarian nobles, as orderly officer to the Palatine, by whose command he later wrote an account of the uprising.
At the present moment his name figures on the army list as the principal orderly officer and personal adjutant of the late czar.