See also: Administration


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From Middle English administracioun, from Old French administration, from Latin administratio, from administrare; see administer; compare French administration.


  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ədˌmɪnəˈstɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


administration (usually uncountable, plural administrations)

  1. (uncountable) 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.
  2. (countable, government, politics) The executive part of government; the persons collectively who are entrusted 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.
    Successive US administrations have had similar Middle East policies.
  3. (countable) A body that administers; a body of administrators.
    • 2021 November 6, Prachatai, “Chiang Mai Administrative Court rules in favour of CMU student”, in Prachatai[1], Bangkok: Prachatai, retrieved 2021-11-06:
      The Chiang Mai Administrative Court ruled in favour of students from the Media Arts and Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, who filed for a temporary injunction on 18 October after the University administration prohibited them from showing their final theses in the University Art Centre because some pieces dealt with social and political themes.
  4. (uncountable) The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation.
    the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament.
    oral administration of insulin
  5. (uncountable, business) Management.
  6. (uncountable, law, Britain) An arrangement whereby an insolvent company can continue trading under supervision.
    The company went into voluntary administration last week.

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From Old French administration, from Latin administratio.


  • IPA(key): /ad.mi.nis.tʁa.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)


administration f (plural administrations)

  1. management (administration; the process or practice of managing)

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administration (plural administrationes)

  1. administration (act of administering)



administration c

  1. administration


Declension of administration 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative administration administrationen administrationer administrationerna
Genitive administrations administrationens administrationers administrationernas