administrative

[ad-min-uh-strey-tiv, -struh-]

Origin of administrative

From the Latin word administrātīvus, dating back to 1725–35. See administrate, -ive
Related formsad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverbnon·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjectivenon·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverbpre·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjectivesub·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjectivesub·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverbun·ad·min·is·tra·tive, adjectiveun·ad·min·is·tra·tive·ly, adverb
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administrative

adj.

1731, from Latin administrativus, from past participle stem of administrare (see administer). Related: Administratively.

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