[ ad-min-uh-strey-ter ]
/ ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪ tər /
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 root1(def 11b).
- a user who has access to this user account.
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Origin of administrator
OTHER WORDS FROM administratorad·min·is·tra·tor·ship, nounpre·ad·min·is·tra·tor, nounsub·ad·min·is·tra·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for administratorship
Brother Howell assumes it; Brother Hodgkins, in asking you to exclude him from the administratorship, also assumes it.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
By the influence of his family he secured in 1616 his election to the bishopric or administratorship of Halberstadt.The Thirty Years' War|Samuel Rawson Gardiner
British Dictionary definitions for administratorship
/ (ədˈmɪnɪˌstreɪtə) /
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 of administratoradministratrix, fem n
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