Origin of administration
Examples from the Web for administration
And so the same creeping rot of the rule of law that the administration has inflicted on immigration now bedevils our drug laws.
Instead, it appears that the Obama administration has opted to punish North Korea financially.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Only two senators opposed the resolution, which the administration later claimed was the authority for a full-scale war.
The Obama administration took up the baton in 2009 and has since become the most evidence-based administration in history.
Faced with the loss of middle class voters, the administration seems determined to double down on its current coalition.
The Queen's speech contained no decided feature beyond recommending a reform in the administration of the Courts of Equity.
The symptoms were the same as those observed in cats and rabbits after the administration of caffein.The Toxicity of Caffein|William Salant
All the engagements of my administration are on the faith of these latter requisitions.
The governorship of Theodore Roosevelt was marked by a deal of fine constructive legislation and administration.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times|Harold Howland
It may, indeed, be truly said that my Administration has fallen upon eventful times.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk|Compiled by James D. Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for administration
- the conduct or disposal of the estate of a deceased person
- the management by a trustee of an estate subject to a trust
- the administering of something, such as a sacrament, oath, or medical treatment
- the thing that is administered
Word Origin and History for administration
mid-14c., "act of giving or dispensing; late 14c., "management, act of administering," from Latin administrationem (nominative administratio) "direction, management," noun of action from past participle stem of administrare (see administer).
Early 15c. as "management of a deceased person's estate." Meaning "the government" is attested from 1731 in British usage. Meaning "a U.S. president's period in office" is first recorded 1796 in writings of George Washington.