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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Administration  \Ad*min`is*tra"tion\  (?;  277),  n.  [OE. 
  administracioun  L.  administratio:  cf  F.  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. 
 
  His  financial  administration  was  of  a  piece  with  his 
  military  administration.  --Macaulay. 
 
  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. 
 
  A  mild  and  popular  administration.  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  administration  has  been  opposed  in  parliament. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  administration 
  n  1:  a  method  of  tending  to  (especially  business)  matters  [syn:  {disposal}] 
  2:  the  persons  (or  committees  or  departments  etc.)  who  make  up 
  a  governing  body  and  who  administer  something  "he  claims 
  that  the  present  administration  is  corrupt";  "the 
  governance  of  an  association  is  responsible  to  its 
  members";  "he  quickly  became  recognized  as  a  member  of  the 
  establishment"  [syn:  {governance},  {establishment},  {brass}, 
  {organization},  {organisation}] 
  3:  the  act  of  administering  medication  [syn:  {giving  medication}] 
  4:  the  tenure  of  a  president;  "things  were  quiet  during  the 
  Eisenhower  administration"  [syn:  {presidency},  {presidential 
  term}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ADMINISTRATION,  n.  An  ingenious  abstraction  in  politics,  designed  to 
  receive  the  kicks  and  cuffs  due  to  the  premier  or  president.  A  man  of 
  straw,  proof  against  bad-egging  and  dead-catting. 
 
 




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