Origin of administration
Examples from the Web for self-administration
The large amount of self-administration has prevented an undue increase of bureaucratic power.
But unfortunately the self-administration of morphia is not a thing that can be moderately done.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
The Cocaine Habit consists in the self-administration of the drug hypodermically.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for self-administration
- 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
Word Origin and History for self-administration
mid-14c., "act of giving or dispensing; late 14c., "management, act of administering," from Latin administrationem (nominative administratio) "direction, management," noun of action from past participle stem of administrare (see administer).
Early 15c. as "management of a deceased person's estate." Meaning "the government" is attested from 1731 in British usage. Meaning "a U.S. president's period in office" is first recorded 1796 in writings of George Washington.