administrative law


: law dealing with the establishment, duties, and powers of and available remedies against authorized agencies in the executive branch of the government

Examples of administrative law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An administrative law judge granted Washington’s petition for compensation in January, finding that Washington did not shoot and kill Ali and was not involved in the crime as an accomplice or accessory. Cassidy Jensen, Baltimore Sun, 20 Apr. 2024 If appeals fail there twice, patients can next appeal to an administrative law judge. Bob Herman and Casey Ross, STAT, 22 May 2024 After that, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration can assign an administrative law judge to consider the evidence and make a final scheduling recommendation ABC News reported earlier this month the DEA was planning to reschedule marijuana. Molly Nagle, ABC News, 16 May 2024 The general counsel’s complaint, similar to an indictment, will be heard by an administrative law judge, and both sides will have an opportunity to present evidence. Rebecca Plevin, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for administrative law 

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of administrative law was in 1810

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“Administrative law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

administrative law

: the branch of the law dealing with government agencies

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