- pertaining to administration; executive: administrative ability.
Origin of administrative
Related Words for administrativemanagerial, supervisory, governmental, regulatory, legislative, departmental, organizational, bureaucratic, authoritative, central, commanding, controlling, deciding, decisive, directive, executive, governing, official, presiding, ruling
Examples from the Web for administrative
Contemporary Examples of administrative
Cases of non-Palestinians like Livvix being held in administrative detention are rare.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
The decision went to court, an administrative hearing that went on for almost a year.Psychedelics Are Ready for a Comeback
September 8, 2014
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
August 26, 2014
In the next seven days, Flores-Williams will be filing an administrative appeal to have Sisley reinstated.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?
July 10, 2014
Now the government has the power to declare an organization a foreign agent as an administrative matter.Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn
June 9, 2014
Historical Examples of administrative
They are long in coming to anything—these French administrative projects!A Nest of Spies
The powers of the ordinary council are administrative rather than legislative.
It is not an administrative body, but an assembly of sages who are to make legislation their study.
This must be, they concluded, some kind of administrative measure, no doubt.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
This assembly would nominate an administrative council of ten members.Bulgaria
Word Origin and History for administrative
1731, from Latin administrativus, from past participle stem of administrare (see administer). Related: Administratively.