Definition of Administration

1. Noun. A method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs).

Exact synonyms: Disposal
Category relationships: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Generic synonyms: Direction, Management
Specialized synonyms: Conducting, Line Management, Organisation, Organization, Running, Polity
Derivative terms: Administer



2. Noun. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something. "He quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"

3. Noun. The act of administering medication.
Exact synonyms: Giving Medication
Generic synonyms: Medication
Specialized synonyms: Drip Feed, Drugging, Sedation
Derivative terms: Administer

4. Noun. The tenure of a president. "Things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"

5. Noun. The act of governing; exercising authority. "He had considerable experience of government"

6. Noun. The act of meting out justice according to the law.
Exact synonyms: Judicature
Generic synonyms: Justice

Definition of Administration

1. 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.

Definition of Administration

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A body that 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. ¹

3. Noun. The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation. ¹

4. Noun. (uncountable business) Management. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Administration

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Medical Definition of Administration

1. 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." (Macaulay) 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." (Macaulay) "The administration has been opposed in parliament." (Johnson) 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. 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. 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. Synonym: Conduct, management, direction, regulation, execution, dispensation, distribution. Origin: OE. Administracioun, L. Administratio: cf. F. Administration. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Administration

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Literary usage of Administration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"administration IN NEW ENGLAND administration not perceived in America—Why?—The Europeans believe that liberty is promoted by depriving the social authority ..."

2. History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent by George Bancroft (1858)
"Grenville's administration continued. October, 1763 —April, 1764. How America received the plan of a Stamp Act. - Grenville's administration continued. ..."

3. Comparative Administrative Law: An Analysis of the Administrative Systems by Frank Johnson Goodnow (1893)
"administration as a function of government. THE word administration is used in ... Thus we speak of the administration of an estate, the administration of a ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"conditions of local administration, she established (1775) a system of governorships on which the provincial administration of Russia at the present day is ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1870)
"... placed Л the head of the Egyptian administration. Only учит Highness is too enlightened to render it neces- «7 to remind you that the invitation of an ..."

6. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"The Prison Association has not confined its inquiries to the administration of penal institutions, but has extended them to the administration of penal law ..."

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