administration

[ ad-min-uh-strey-shuh n ]
/ ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən /

noun

Origin of administration

1275–1325; Middle English administracio(u)n < Latin administrātiōn- (stem of administrātiō) service. See administrate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for administration

administration

/ (ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Formsadministrative, adjectiveadministratively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for administration

administration


n.

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.

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