Definition of Administrator

1. Noun. Someone who administers a business.

2. Noun. The party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor.
Generic synonyms: Fiduciary
Derivative terms: Administrate

3. Noun. Someone who manages a government agency or department.

Definition of Administrator

1. n. One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.

Definition of Administrator

1. Noun. One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager ¹

2. Noun. (legal) A person 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 ¹

3. Noun. (computing) One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network ¹

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Definition of Administrator

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Administrator

administrative body
administrative data processing
administrative district
administrative division
administrative hearing
administrative kingship
administrative law
administrative leave
administrative official
administrative personnel
administrative unit
administrator (current term)

Literary usage of Administrator

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

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"Every administrator after the first is an administrator de bonit^non in fact, and it is not important it should so appear of record. Steen v. ..."

2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1907)
"276 Executor and administrator—Constitutional Law—Treaty—Russia. Under the existing treaties, which are the supreme law of the land, the petition of the ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The administrator de bonis non is entitled only to such goods or chattels of the testator as remained in specie in the bands of the executor at the time of ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"for land brought by a temporary administrator cannot be amended by substituting the name of the permanent administrator, who was appointed such after the ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, William M. Lacy (1889)
"Of the power and duty of the administrator. The administrator must enter into a bond before the judge of probate (under whatever name the competent court ..."

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