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administratrix

[ad-min-uh-strey-triks, ad-min-uh-, ad-min-uh-strey-]
noun, plural ad·min·is·tra·tri·ces [ad-min-uh-strey-truh-seez, -struh-trahy-seez] /ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ trəˌsiz, -strəˈtraɪ siz/. Law.
  1. a woman who is an administrator.
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Origin of administratrix

1620–30; < Medieval Latin administrātrix, feminine of administrator; see -trix

Usage note

See -trix.
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Examples from the Web for administratrix

Historical Examples

  • This person is called the administrator, or, if a woman, the administratrix.

    Mary Erskine

    Jacob Abbott

  • He managed to put this off till his death, after which his widow and administratrix was sued for dilapidations.