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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Administration \Ad*min`is*tra"tion\ (?; 277), n. [OE. administracioun, L. administratio: cf. F. administration.] 1. The act of administering; government of public affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction; management. [1913 Webster] His financial administration was of a piece with his military administration. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. The executive part of government; the persons collectively who are intrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of public affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain. [1913 Webster] A mild and popular administration. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] The administration has been opposed in parliament. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of administering, or tendering something to another; dispensation; as, the administration of a medicine, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) (a) The management and disposal, under legal authority, of the estate of an intestate, or of a testator having no competent executor. (b) The management of an estate of a deceased person by an executor, the strictly corresponding term execution not being in use. [1913 Webster] Administration with the will annexed, administration granted where the testator has appointed no executor, or where his appointment of an executor for any cause has failed, as by death, incompetency, refusal to act, etc. [1913 Webster] Syn: Conduct; management; direction; regulation; execution; dispensation; distribution. [1913 Webster]