1 management of the affairs of an organization, such as a business or institution
2 the duties of an administrator
3 the body of people who administer an organization
4 the conduct of the affairs of government
5 term of office: often used of presidents, governments, etc.
6 the executive branch of government along with the public service; the government as a whole
7 often cap (Chiefly U.S.) the political executive, esp. of the U.S.; the government
8 (Chiefly U.S.) a government board, agency, authority, etc.
a the conduct or disposal of the estate of a deceased person
b the management by a trustee of an estate subject to a trust
a the administering of something, such as a sacrament, oath, or medical treatment
b the thing that is administered
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