[ ad-min-uh-strey-shuh n ]
/ ædˌmɪn əˈstreɪ ʃən /
the management of any office, business, or organization; direction.
the function of a political state in exercising its governmental duties.
the duty or duties of an administrator in exercising the executive functions of the position.
the management by an administrator of such duties.
a body of administrators, especially in government.
(often initial capital letter) the executive branch of the U.S. government as headed by the president and in power during his or her term of office: The administration has threatened to veto the new bill. The Reagan administration followed President Carter's.
any group entrusted with executive or administrative powers: the administration of a college.
Law. management of a decedent's estate by an executor or administrator, or of a trust estate by a trustee.
an act of dispensing, especially formally: administration of the sacraments.
supervision of the taking of an oath or the like.
application, as of a salve or medicine.
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OTHER WORDS FROM administration
ad·min·is·tra·tion·al, adjectivean·ti·ad·min·is·tra·tion, noun, adjectivemis·ad·min·is·tra·tion, nounpre·ad·min·is·tra·tion, noun
pro·ad·min·is·tra·tion, adjectiveself-ad·min·is·tra·tion, nounsub·ad·min·is·tra·tion, nounsu·per·ad·min·is·tra·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misadministration
/ (ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃən) /
management of the affairs of an organization, such as a business or institution
the duties of an administrator
the body of people who administer an organization
the conduct of the affairs of government
term of office: often used of presidents, governments, etc
the executive branch of government along with the public service; the government as a whole
(often capital) mainly US the political executive, esp of the US; the government
mainly US a government board, agency, authority, etc
- the conduct or disposal of the estate of a deceased person
- the management by a trustee of an estate subject to a trust
- the administering of something, such as a sacrament, oath, or medical treatment
- the thing that is administered
Derived forms of administrationadministrative, adjectiveadministratively, adverb
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