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Administrator definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. a man who, by virtue of a commission from the Ordinary, Surrogate, Court of Probate, or other proper authority, has the charge of the goods and estate of one dying without a will.
2. One who administers, or who directs, manages, distributes, or dispenses laws and rites, either in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs.
3. 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.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: someone who administers a business [syn: administrator, decision maker]
2: the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor
3: someone who manages a government agency or department [syn: administrator, executive]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. a person legally vested with the right of administration of an estate 2. a. one who administers especially business, school, or governmental affairs b. a priest appointed to administer a diocese or parish temporarily

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person who administers a business or public affairs. 2 a person capable of organizing (is no administrator). 3 Law a person appointed to manage the estate of a person who has died intestate. 4 a person who performs official duties in some sphere, e.g. in religion or justice. Derivatives: administratorship n. administratrix n. Etymology: L (as ADMINISTER)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Administrator 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(administrators) An administrator is a person whose job involves helping to organize and supervise the way that an organization or institution functions. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

academic dean, administration, agent, chancellor, conductor, dean, dean of men, dean of women, deputy, directeur, director, exec, governor, headmaster, headmistress, impresario, intendant, manager, master, officer, official, president, principal, producer, provost, rector, responsible person, supercargo, vice-chancellor


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