Adeptus, Adepta, or Adept is a title given to all servants of the Emperor, of all the departments of the Adeptus Terra. The title is much respected and Space Marines, Imperial Guard Commanders and some high ranking Imperial Guard members are entitled to use it also. On Terra, the title separates the employed and settled servants of the Adeptus Terra, from the often destitute non-adept.[Needs Citation] Non-adepts can gain the title by becoming menials.
- 1: Codex Imperialis, pg. 48
- 2: Imperial Armour II - Ork, Eldar and Dark Eldar Vehicles for Warhammer 40,000, pg. 12