Administrator definition

ăd-mĭnĭ-strātər
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One who administers, especially one who works as a manager in a business, government agency, or school.
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A person who administers.
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An executive or official of a business, institution, etc.
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The definition of an administrator is a person who is in a position of authority or who manages people, practices and policies.

An example of an administrator is a principal.

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A person who is appointed by a probate court to manage the settlement of an estate of someone who died intestate, or without a will. If there is a will, the person who settles the estate is an executor.
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A person appointed by the court to manage a part or all of the assets and liabilities of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor. In many states, the person can be a man or a woman, but in the others, the term refers to a male, while a female who is appointed to perform these duties is called an administratrix. See also administrator ad litem and ancillary administrator.
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(law) One appointed to administer an estate.
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A key role played by a computer professional who oversees the network operation, installs programs on a network, configures them for distribution, and updates security settings. These tasks can be performed on various levels. System administrators look after operating systems, and network administrators take care of the network devices. On the application layer, database administrators maintain database management systems, whereas Webmasters oversee Web applications, servers, and services.
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(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.
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(computing) One who is responsible for software installation, management, information and maintenance of a computer or network.
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(law) A person appointed by a court to settle an estate.
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A person who manages an organization, often a non-profit organization.
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One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
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(UK) The queen's representative in some Commonwealth territories, comparable to a Governor General.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
administrator
Plural:
administrators

Origin of administrator

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

    From Wiktionary