administrative

adjective ad·min·is·tra·tive \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrā-tiv , -strə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of administrative

: of or relating to administration or an administration : executive
  • administrative duties

administratively

adverb

Examples of administrative in a Sentence

  1. She has an administrative job.

  2. among his other administrative duties is the appointment of transit authority officials

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Origin and Etymology of administrative



ADMINISTRATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

administrative

adjective

Definition of administrative for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the management of a company, school, or other organization


ADMINISTRATIVE Defined for Kids

administrative

adjective ad·min·is·tra·tive \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrā-tiv \

Definition of administrative for Students

: of or assisting in administration

Law Dictionary

administrative

adjective ad·min·i·stra·tive \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrā-tiv \

legal Definition of administrative

1 : of or relating to the performance of a function : ministerial
  • administrative communications include…instructions that encourage a jury to continue its deliberations
  • National Law Journal
2 : of or relating to the executive branch of a government — compare legislative, judicial
3 : of or relating to a government agency
  • administrative remedies


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