Administrate to Adnominal
(Ad*min"is*trate) v. t. [L. administratus, p. p. of administrare.] To administer. [R.] Milman.
(Ad*min`is*tra"tion) n. [OE. administracioun, L. administratio: cf. F. administration.]
1. 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.
His financial administration was of a piece with his military administration.
2. 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.
A mild and popular administration.
The administration has been opposed in parliament.
3. 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.
4. (Law) (a) The management and disposal, under legal authority, of the estate of an intestate, or of a
testator having no competent executor. (b) The management of an estate of a deceased person by an
executor, the strictly corresponding term execution not being in use.
Administration with the will annexed, administration granted where the testator has appointed no
executor, or where his appointment of an executor for any cause has failed, as by death, incompetency,
refusal to act, etc.
Syn. Conduct; management; direction; regulation; execution; dispensation; distribution.
(Ad*min"is*tra`tive) a. [L. administrativus: cf. F. administratif.] Pertaining to administration; administering; executive; as,
an administrative body, ability, or energy. Ad*min"is*tra`tive*ly, adv.
(Ad*min`is*tra"tor) n. [L.]
1. One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial,
political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
2. (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.
(Ad*min`is*tra"tor*ship), n. The position or office of an administrator.
(Ad*min`is*tra"trix) n. [NL.] A woman who administers; esp., one who administers the
estate of an intestate, or to whom letters of administration have been granted; a female administrator.
(Ad`mi*ra*bil"i*ty) n. [L. admirabilitac.] Admirableness. [R.] Johnson.
(Ad"mi*ra*ble) a. [L. admirabilis: cf. F. admirable.]
1. Fitted to excite wonder; wonderful; marvelous. [Obs.]
In man there is nothing admirable but his ignorance and weakness.
2. Having qualities to excite wonder united with approbation; deserving the highest praise; most excellent;
used of persons or things. "An admirable machine." "Admirable fortitude." Macaulay.