administrator

noun
ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tor | \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrā-tər How to pronounce administrator (audio) , -ˌstrā-ˌtȯr \

Definition of administrator

1 : a person legally vested with the right of administration of an estate
2a : one who administers especially business, school, or governmental affairs
b : a person who manages a computer network or system network administrators
3 : a priest appointed to administer a diocese or parish temporarily

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Examples of administrator in a Sentence

Her eldest son will act as the administrator of the estate.
Recent Examples on the Web Rabies exposure is unlikely, added Thomas Wake, interim administrator of Cook County Animal and Rabies Control, noting that Cook County has not seen rabies in any animals except bats since 1954. Hannah Knowles, Anchorage Daily News, "Coyotes may have attacked Chicagoans twice this week after years of leaving people alone," 10 Jan. 2020 Thomas Wake, interim administrator of Cook County Animal and Rabies Control, said the best thing people can do to keep coyotes friendly is to avoid them entirely. Scottie Andrew And Melissa Alonso, CNN, "Chicago hasn't had a coyote attack in decades. Yesterday, it had 2," 9 Jan. 2020 On the other end of the Arizona border, the administrator of the wait list in Agua Prieta, located across from Douglas, said there are 740 families waiting for up to five months. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Apprehensions continue rising despite crackdown on asylum at the Arizona border," 9 Jan. 2020 Housley attended Woog’s camps, where his mom served as an administrator. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "The Wooger: True stories of a Minnesota hockey legend," 20 Dec. 2019 Glenda Gerena Rios, the deputy administrator of Puerto Rico’s child welfare system, did not respond to a request for comment regarding the agency’s failure to provide children with court representation. Emily Palmer, ProPublica, "The Law Says She Should Have Been Protected From Birth. Instead, She Was Left in the Care of Her Drug-Addicted Mother, Who Killed Her.," 18 Dec. 2019 Download the NBC News app for breaking news The public affairs unit at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which is home to the Airborne Corps, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did the administrator of the Facebook page. NBC News, "Army Facebook post featuring Nazi war criminal sparks pushback," 17 Dec. 2019 One is by his estate and his mother Monique West, as special administrator of the estate, and names Giese and the Village of Mount Pleasant as defendants. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two federal lawsuits filed over fatal Mount Pleasant police shooting," 17 Dec. 2019 The shift is due in part to increasing interest and accessibility to archery hunting, said Brian Banbury, executive administrator of information and education with the ODNR’s Division of Wildlife. Sheridan Hendrix, Cincinnati.com, "Bow hunting making dent in Ohio deer gun season," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of administrator

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for administrator

Middle English administratour, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin administātor "person in charge, manager," from administrāre "to administer" + -tor, agent suffix

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The first known use of administrator was in the 15th century

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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Administrator.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/administrator. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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More Definitions for administrator

administrator

noun
How to pronounce administrator (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of administrator

: a person whose job is to manage a company, school, or other organization
: a person who controls the use of something (such as property or money)

administrator

noun
ad·​min·​is·​tra·​tor | \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrā-tər How to pronounce administrator (audio) \

Kids Definition of administrator

: a person who administers business, school, or government affairs

administrator

noun
ad·​min·​i·​stra·​tor | \ əd-ˈmi-nə-ˌstrā-tər How to pronounce administrator (audio) \

Legal Definition of administrator

1 : a person appointed by a probate court to manage the distribution of the assets in the estate of a person who has died without leaving a valid will or leaving a will that does not name an executor able or willing to perform — see also administratrix, letters of administration at letter sense 2 — compare executor, personal representative
administrator ad litem
: an administrator appointed to represent an estate that is a necessary party to a lawsuit
administrator cum testamento annexo
: administrator with the will annexed in this entry
administrator de bonis non \ -​dē-​ˈbō-​nis-​ˈnän, -​dā-​ˈbō-​nis-​ˈnōn \
: an administrator appointed to administer the remaining assets in the estate when the preceding administrator or executor can or will no longer perform
administrator pendente lite \ -​pen-​ˈden-​tē-​ˈlī-​tē, -​pen-​ˈden-​tā-​ˈlē-​tā \
: special administrator in this entry
administrator with the will annexed
: an administrator appointed to administer an estate where the will names no executor or where the named executor is incapable of performing or unwilling to perform

called also administrator cum testamento annexo

ancillary administrator
: a subordinate administrator appointed to administer the assets of an estate that are located in a different jurisdiction from the one where the deceased was domiciled and where the primary administration of the estate is taking place
foreign administrator
: an administrator appointed in another state
general administrator
: an administrator appointed to administer the entire estate of a deceased person in accordance with the laws of intestacy or in accordance with the will if there is one — compare special administrator in this entry
independent administrator
: an administrator whose administration of the estate is entirely or mostly unsupervised by the probate court
public administrator
1 : a public officer who administers the estates of deceased people when there is no one else willing or entitled to perform
2 : an administrator appointed in some states for the sole purpose of being responsible for the assets in an estate pending settlement of a dispute or when there is doubt as to who should be appointed administrator
special administrator
1 : an administrator appointed to administer only a designated part of the deceased person's estate
2 : an administrator appointed for the sole purpose of being responsible for the assets in an estate usually in some emergency (as a will contest) — compare general administrator in this entry
2 : a person that administers especially, often capitalized : the head of a government agency

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