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administrator

Legal Definition of administrator

Noun

  1. A person who administers the estate of a person deceased. The administrator is appointed by a court and is the person who would then have power to deal with the debts and assets of a person who died intestate. Female administrators are called "administratrix." An administrator is a personal representative.

Definition of administrator

Etymology

    From Latin administrātor, literally "he that is near to attend".

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ədˈmɪnɪstɹeɪtə/, SAMPA: /@d"mInIstreIt@/
  • (US) IPA: /ədˈmɪnɪstɹeɪtɚ/, SAMPA: /@d"mInIstreIt@`/
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Noun

administrator (plural administrators)

  1. One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
  2. (law) A person 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.
  3. (computing) One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network.

Synonyms

one who administers affairs

  • chief, head, head man
  • controller OR comptroller
  • foreman
  • organizer
  • overseer
  • superintendent
  • supervisor

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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