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Noun: administration  ad,mi-ni'strey-shun
  1. A method of tending to or managing the affairs of some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
    - disposal
     
  2. The persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    "he claims that the present administration is corrupt";
    - governance, governing body, establishment, brass, organization, organisation [Brit]
     
  3. The act of administering medication
    - giving medication
     
  4. The tenure of a president
    "things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration";
    - presidency, presidential term
     
  5. The act of governing; exercising authority
    "he had considerable experience of administration";
    - government, governing, governance, government activity
     
  6. The act of meting out justice according to the law
    - judicature

Derived forms: administrations

Type of: body, direction, incumbency, justice, management, medication, social control, tenure, term of office

Part of: authorities, government, regime

Encyclopedia: Administration, topical