administration
ad·min·is·tra·tion /əd-ˌmi-nə-'strā-shən/ n
1: the act or process of administering
the administration of justice
2 a: the management and disposal under court authority of the estate of a deceased person by an executor or an administrator
b: the management of an estate (as of a minor) by a trustee or guardian appointed to take charge of it
c: the management of assets held in a trust
3: the execution of public affairs as distinguished from policy-making
4 a: a body of persons (as of an organization) who administer
b often cap: a group that makes up the executive branch of a presidential government
c: a governmental agency or board
5: the term of office of an administrative officer or body

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

administration
I noun administratio, care, conduct, control, direction, dispensation, disposal, disposition, distribution, execution, executive charge, guardianship, guidance, handling, keeping, management, ministration, oversight, performance of executive duties, practical management, procuratio, regulation, settlement of an estate, superintendence, supervision associated concepts: administration of a bankrupt's estate, administration of an estate, administration of expenses, administration of the laws, fair administration of justice, trust administration foreign phrases:
- Nihil infra regnum subditos magis conservat in tranquilitate et concordia quam debita ligum administratio. — Nothing better preserves in tranquillity and concord those subjected to the same government than the due administration of the laws.
II index act (enactment), action (performance), agency (commission), apportionment, authorities, bureau, bureaucracy, charge (custody), control (supervision), custody (supervision), direction (guidance), dispensation (act of dispensing), disposition (final arrangement), economy (economic system), enforcement, generalship, government (political administration), management (directorate), management (supervision), regime, regulation (management), supervision, transaction

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


administration
n.
The process of managing or running something; the people who manage something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


administration
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the "personal representative" in either instance.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

administration
A procedure under the Insolvency Act 1986 where a company may be reorganised or its assets realised under the protection of a statutory moratorium. The company is put into administration and an administrator appointed. At the end of the administration, the business has hopefully survived and the company rescued or the business or the company's assets have been sold by the administrator. Prior to the Enterprise Act 2002, administration could only be commenced by obtaining a court order. Under the insolvency provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (in force from 15 September 2003) the company, its directors or the holder of a qualifying floating charge may use the alternative out-of-court route to put the company into administration.
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+ administration (of a deceased's estate)
England, Wales
The period starting on the date of the deceased's death, and ending on the date the deceased's affairs are finalised by his or her personal representative. During the administration period, the personal representative gathers in all of the deceased's assets, pays all the debts of the estate (including any inheritance tax) and then distributes the estate in accordance with the deceased's will (or any deed of variation), or (if there is no will) in accordance with the intestacy rules.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


administration
n.
1 A court's management and distribution of property during a judicial proceeding.
2 The management and settlement of the estate of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor by a person appointed by the court.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


administration
The performance of executive duties in an institution or business. The SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is responsible for administration of some disaster-relief loans. In government, the practical management and direction of some department or agency in the executive branch; in general, the entire class of public officials and employees managing the executive department.
The management and distribution of the estate of a decedent performed under the supervision of the surrogate's or probate court by a person duly qualified and legally appointed. If the decedent made a valid will designating someone called an executor to handle this function, the court will issue that person letters testamentary as authority to do so. If a person dies intestate or did not name an executor in his or her will, the court will appoint an administrator and grant him or her letters of administration to perform the duties of administration.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


administration
The performance of executive duties in an institution or business. The small business administration is responsible for administration of some disaster-relief loans. In government, the practical management and direction of some department or agency in the executive branch; in general, the entire class of public officials and employees managing the executive department.
 
The management and distribution of the estate of a decedent performed under the supervision of the surrogate's or probate court by a person duly qualified and legally appointed. If the decedent made a valid will designating someone called an executor to handle this function, the court will issue that person letters testamentary as authority to do so. If a person dies intestate or did not name an executor in his or her will, the court will appoint an administrator and grant him or her letters of administration to perform the duties of administration.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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