from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who administers, especially one who works as a manager in a business, government agency, or school.
- noun Law One appointed to administer an estate.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who administers; one who directs or manages affairs of any kind: sometimes used as a title of executive office.
- noun In law: One who, by virtue of a commission from a probate, orphans', or surrogate's court, or, in England, from the probate, divorce, and admiralty division of the High Court of Justice, has charge of the goods and chattels of one dying without a will. In some jurisdictions his power is extended to real property. Often contracted to admr.
- noun In Scots law, a tutor, curator, or guardian, having the care of one who is incapable of acting for himself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
- noun (Law) A man 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who
administersaffairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager
- noun law A person who manages or
settlesthe estate of an intestate, or of a testatorwhen there is no competent executor; one to whom the right of administrationhas been committed by competent authority
- noun computing One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who manages a government agency or department
- noun someone who administers a business
- noun the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor
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The term "administrator" is a generic title used to indicate the person who is responsible for enforcing the Uniform Securities Act in a state.
It seems he has to answer for it, because he's what they call the administrator, and Mr. Eldon can compel him to make it all good again. '
Demos George Gissing 1880
To think that we need a new administrator is not to "hate" him.
While naming an administrator is important, I'd hate to see someone shoehorned into the position simply to stop the "name an administrator now!" crowd.
The NASA administrator is actually not a civil service employee of NASA (which is why that person can be fired so easily).
As was pointed out to George by Major Tom, the NASA administrator is not a cabinet-level post (and I never said it was in my prior post).
Every dollar you pay to your 401 (k) administrator is a dollar that doesn't go to retirement.
As with the CIA pick, I think this demonstrates that Obama's primary criterion for NASA administrator is loyalty to the President.
The principal called Ms. Timoney and said she considered the toy suspension-worthy, and that she was going to double-check with a security administrator from the city Department of Education.
With all due respect to John Young, the enthusiasm for him as NASA administrator is terribly wrong.