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administratrix

[ad-min-uh-strey-triks, ad-min-uh-, ad-min-uh-strey-] /ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ trɪks, ˌæd mɪn ə-, ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪ-/
noun, plural administratrices
[ad-min-uh-strey-truh-seez, -struh-trahy-seez] /ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ trəˌsiz, -strəˈtraɪ siz/ (Show IPA).
Law.
1.
a woman who is an administrator.
Origin of administratrix
1620-1630
1620-30; < Medieval Latin administrātrix, feminine of administrator; see -trix
Usage note
See -trix.
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