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Definition of Administration

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.
  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.
  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.
  5. The management of an estate of a deceased person by an executor, the strictly corresponding term execution not being in use.

Administration Quotations

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
Barack Obama

We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray.
George W. Bush

Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
Adam Smith

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.
Calvin Coolidge

The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
Charles de Montesquieu
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Administration Translations

administration in Afrikaans is administrasie, beheer, kontrole
administration in Dutch is administratiekantoor, bestuur
administration in French is administration
administration in Italian is economato
administration in Latin is cura, procuratio, administratio
administration in Norwegian is forvaltning
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