administrator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n administrator someone who manages a government agency or department
    • n administrator the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor
    • n administrator someone who administers a business
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Food and Drug Administration says the most common injury from cosmetics comes from scratching the eye with a mascara wand
    • Administrator (Law) A man who manages or settles the estate of an intestate, or of a testator when there is no competent executor; one to whom the right of administration has been committed by competent authority.
    • Administrator One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: New York City's administrative code still requires that hitching posts be located in front of City Hall so that reporters can tie their horses.
    • n administrator One who administers; one who directs or manages affairs of any kind: sometimes used as a title of executive office.
    • n administrator In law: One who, by virtue of a commission from a probate, orphans', or surrogate's court, or, in England, from the probate, divorce, and admiralty division of the High Court of Justice, has charge of the goods and chattels of one dying without a will. In some jurisdictions his power is extended to real property. Often contracted to admr.
    • n administrator In Scots law, a tutor, curator, or guardian, having the care of one who is incapable of acting for himself. The term is usually applied to a father who has power over his children and their estate during their minority.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: South Africa is the only country to have three capital cities: one for each branch of its government (Administrative, Legislative, and Judicial).
    • n Administrator one who manages or directs: the person to whom is committed, under a commission entitled Letters of Administration, the administration or distribution of the personal estate of any one dying intestate or leaving a will in which no executor is named:—fem. Administrā′trix
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Quotations

  • Robert M. Hutchins
    Robert M. Hutchins
    “The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.”
  • Robert Heller
    Robert Heller
    “The difference between management and administration(which is what the bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight%20D.%20Eisenhower
    “Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.”
  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    “Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
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    “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort.”
  • Ralph Nader
    Ralph Nader
    “This administration is not sympathetic to corporations, it is indentured to corporations.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. administrāre—ad, to, and ministrāre, to minister.

Usage

In literature:

Lincoln's sense of personal honor was too keen to permit this crooked piece of diplomacy to stain the opening of his administration.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Corbett in leadership, administration, and command; Manning in electronics; Astro in atomic power and propulsion.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
The coroner in England and Wales and Ireland must inquire into every case of death during the administration of an anaesthetic.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
There aren't any lights on here at the spaceport and all the administration buildings are dark.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
An Inauguration crowd should support the administration.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The harangues of members, now first published and dispersed, kept alive the discontents against the king's administration.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
In England, the civil distinctions seemed to be abolished by the lenity and equality of Charles's administration.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
Others declared war against the administration, because they thought their own talents were not sufficiently considered.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
In this capacity he introduced considerable reforms in prison administration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
During my administration of the War Department, material changes were made in the models of arms.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
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In poetry:

Sun-drenched beaches with their golden sands
were hidden under red carpets.
Sufferers from cowardice and jaundice
were subjected to severe administrative reassignment.
A protest campaign led by wasps and bees
had its sting drawn by honeyed words.
"The Commission for Equalising Things" by Raymond Queneau

In news:

US crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids proved reserves all increased in 2000, with natural gas increasing a record 6% to 177,427 bcf, the US Energy Information Administration said Friday.
The US Food and Drug Administration today announced the formation of an internal task force that will support the development of new antibacterial drugs, a critical public health care goal and a priority for the agency.
The US Food and Drug Administration today announced the formation of an internal task force that will support the development of new antibacterial drug s, a critical public health care goal and a priority for the agency.
THE ANTICHRIST SYNDROME Via Matt, Michael Hirsh points out that the Bush administration has now taken to blaming Iran for practically everything: Today the administration is casting Iran as America's biggest bogeyman on every front.
NexMed USA, a subsidiary of Apricus Biosciences Inc, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to market Tolnaftate-D, the company's first over-the-counter antifungal medication with its NexACT technology.
Pfizer Inc said yesterday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its antifungal treatment Vfend, offering a more convenient medicine for patients with serious infections than current drugs.
The ceiling rate for water supply will be introduced starting from 2013, said Chairman of Agency for Regulation of Natural Monopolies Murat Ospanov in Almaty municipal administration.
There are, however, no antipsychotics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat those disorders in kids.
The FAA's (Federal Aviation Administration) flight plan IT network, which went down for about 2.5 hours Aug 26 and fouled up the takeoff plans of thousands of travelers in more than 40 airports across the country, is back up and running.
It was probably one of the few bad times during the Bloomberg administration to be a developer.
America's budget woes may have the Obama administration eyeing $400 billion in cuts to the defense budget.
President Barack Obama is " apoplectic " over reports of lavish spending at the General Services Administration, senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
It is nothing more than an apology for the incompetence and deceitfulness of the Obama administration with regard to the attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Unmanned drones have become the weapon of choice in the Obama administration, which launched more drone attacks in nine months than the Bush administration did in three years.
President Obama just signed executive orders prohibiting any of his current and future administration officials from leaving office and then turning around to lobby the administration on the issues of his or her expertise.
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In science:

System notifies user of error and returns user to ―View Assets‖ page. System administrator verifies no data was entered.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
System notifies user of successful update and returns user to the ―View Assets‖ page. System administrator verifies whether all relevant tables were updated.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
System notifies user of error and returns user to the previous page. System administrator confirms that data was added.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
List Error Messages This test case verifies whether system administrators (permission level 3) may view a list of error messages 1.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
User confirms that all entries displayed fall within his/her privileges. System administrator verifies whether any error message viewable with user’s privileges is not visible.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
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