Legal Definition of administrator
- 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
From Latin administrātor, literally "he that is near to attend".
- (UK) IPA: /ədˈmɪnɪstɹeɪtə/, SAMPA: /@d"mInIstreIt@/
- (US) IPA: /ədˈmɪnɪstɹeɪtɚ/, SAMPA: /@d"mInIstreIt@`/
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administrator (plural administrators)
- One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
- (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.
- (computing) One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network.
one who administers affairs
- chief, head, head man
- controller OR comptroller
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