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Administration - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Administration' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Administration [ n.]
- The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction; management.
- The executive part of government; the persons collectively who are intrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain.
- The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation; as, the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.
- The management and disposal, under legal authority, of the estate of an intestate, or of a testator having no competent executor.
- The management of an estate of a deceased person by an executor, the strictly corresponding term execution not being in use.

Meaning of 'Administration' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . administration [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
Example in sentence:
  • he claims that the present administration is corrupt;
  • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment;
  • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
Meaning (2):
- the act of governing; exercising authority
Example in sentence:
  • he had considerable experience of government;
  • regulations for the governing of state prisons
Meaning (3):
- the tenure of a president
Example in sentence:
  • things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration