pertaining to administration; executive: administrative ability.
- ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
- non·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
- non·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
- pre·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
- sub·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
- sub·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
- un·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjective
- un·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use administrative in a sentence
He also argued that the board delegated administrative authority to his office years ago.Morning Report: New Ethics Concerns for City Council Candidate | Voice of San Diego | September 3, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In fact, a study by OfficeTeam, an administrative staffing company, found that 56 percent of employees who can take an hour for lunch actually take less than 30 minutes—and almost one-third admit to working while they eat.Eight ways that taking a real lunch break can improve your work (and life) | By Quinn Fish/Working Mother | September 1, 2020 | Popular-Science
It is good advice, SEOs should look to automate reporting, billing and other administrative tasks when possible.Video: Pam Auugst on SEO automation & XML sitemaps | Barry Schwartz | August 24, 2020 | Search Engine Land
The University of California, San Diego, is a major employer in the region with thousands of administrative staff.
Cosgrove had been put on paid administrative leave as his role in the shooting was investigated by his department, and returned to the department after the investigation closed.Police Officers Accused Of Brutal Violence Often Have A History Of Complaints By Citizens | LGBTQ-Editor | June 1, 2020 | No Straight News
Cases of non-Palestinians like Livvix being held in administrative detention are rare.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist | Creede Newton | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They even posted mundane administrative materials, including expense accounts and personnel memos.
But events in the Special administrative Region are enormously important to the Communist Party leadership in Beijing.
The decision went to court, an administrative hearing that went on for almost a year.
Two tribal members were shot and hospitalized and the agent who shot them was put on administrative leave.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild | Caitlin Dickson | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Public functionaries will receive their orders for military service from their respective administrative chiefs.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
It was a limitation of Thomas Hutchinson's excellent administrative mind that lie was wholly unaware of this crisis.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Meantime this fatal administrative weakness was greatly counterbalanced by the political divisions among the Scots.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
As a result of this act, several county administrative offices were merged for more efficient and economical management.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Juana, too late aware of our laws and habits and administrative customs, did not enlighten her husband soon enough.Juana | Honore de Balzac