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Meaning of ADMINISTRATION

Pronunciation:  ad`mini'streyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a method of tending to (especially business) matters
  2. [n]  the act of administering medication
  3. [n]  the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
  4. [n]  the tenure of a president; "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"
 

ADMINISTRATION is a 14 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: brass, disposal, establishment, giving medication, governance, governing body, organisation, organization, presidency, presidential term
 
 See Also: advisory board, authorities, bench, body, conducting, county council, direction, drip feed, drugging, executive, government, government officials, hierarchy, incumbency, judicature, judiciary, justice, line management, management, management, medication, officialdom, organisation, organization, pecking order, planning board, polity, power structure, regime, running, sedation, tenure, term of office, top brass

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad*min`is*tra"tion\ (?; 277), n. [OE.
administracioun, L. administratio: cf. F. administration.]
1. The act of administering; government of public affairs;
   the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting
   affairs; the conducting of any office or employment;
   direction; management.

         His financial administration was of a piece with his
         military administration.              --Macaulay.

2. The executive part of government; the persons collectively
   who are intrusted with the execution of laws and the
   superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate
   and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry,
   alone, as in Great Britain.

         A mild and popular administration.    --Macaulay.

         The administration has been opposed in parliament.
                                               --Johnson.

3. The act of administering, or tendering something to
   another; dispensation; as, the administration of a
   medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.



4. (Law)
   (a) The management and disposal, under legal authority, of
       the estate of an intestate, or of a testator having no
       competent executor.
   (b) The management of an estate of a deceased person by an
       executor, the strictly corresponding term execution
       not being in use.

{Administration with the will annexed}, administration
   granted where the testator has appointed no executor, or
   where his appointment of an executor for any cause has
   failed, as by death, incompetency, refusal to act, etc.

Syn: Conduct; management; direction; regulation; execution;
     dispensation; distribution.

 
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