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Etymology

From Middle English administracioun, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] administratio; compare French administration.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
administration

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  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.
  2. A body who administers; the executive part of government; the persons collectively who are entrusted 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.
  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. (business) Management.

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Pronunciation

Noun

administration f.

  1. management (administration; the process or practice of managing)

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