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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who administers, especially one who works as a manager in a business, government agency, or school.
  • noun Law One appointed to administer an estate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who administers; one who directs or manages affairs of any kind: sometimes used as a title of executive office.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In Scots law, a tutor, curator, or guardian, having the care of one who is incapable of acting for himself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager
  • noun law A person 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
  • noun computing One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who manages a government agency or department
  • noun someone who administers a business
  • noun the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin administrātor, literally "he that is near to attend".

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