EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a person who manages or has a talent for managing. . Law a person appointed by a court to take charge of the estate of a decedent, but not appointed in the decedent's will. Also called , Informal admin. . Computers a person who manages and supports a computer system or network, as in a business or other organization: the company’s system administrator; a database administrator. Compare system operator. a person who determines the site policies, appoints moderators, and manages the technical operation of an Internet message board or other interactive website: a forum administrator. a user account on a home computer accessible only by the user who manages the computer system. Compare root. 1 (def 11b) a user who has access to this user account. Origin of administrator 1400–50; late Middle English
-tor -tor Related forms ad·min·is·tra·tor·ship, noun pre·ad·min·is·tra·tor, noun sub·ad·min·is·tra·tor, noun
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Examples from the Web for administratorship Historical Examples of administratorship
Brother Howell assumes it; Brother Hodgkins, in asking you to exclude him from the
administratorship, also assumes it.
By the influence of his family he secured in 1616 his election to the bishopric or
administratorship of Halberstadt. British Dictionary definitions for administratorship noun a person who administers the affairs of an organization, official body, etc property law a person authorized to manage an estate, esp when the owner has died intestate or without having appointed executors a person who manages a computer system Derived Forms administratrix, fem n
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Word Origin and History for administratorship n.
mid-15c., from Middle French
administrateur or directly from Latin administrator "a manager, conductor," agent noun from past participle stem of administrare (see administer). Estate sense is earliest. For ending, see -er.
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