administer
ad·min·is·ter /əd-'mi-nə-stər/ vb -is·tered, -is·ter·ing
vt
1: to manage the affairs of (as a government or agency)
2 a: to direct or supervise the execution, use, or conduct of
administer a trust fund
b: to settle (an estate) under a court appointment as administrator or executor
3 a: to give ritually
administer an oath
b: to give (as a narcotic) for the purpose of ingesting
vi
1: to perform the office of an administrator or executor
2: to manage or conduct affairs
ad·min·is·tra·ble /əd-'mi-nə-strə-bəl/ adj

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

administer
I (conduct) verb administrate, carry out, control, direct, dispose of, effect, effectuate, enforce, engineer, govern, guide, handle, have executive charge of, manage, mastermind, minister, officiate, operate, overlook, oversee, pilot, prescribe, preside over, procurare, put in force, regulate, rem administrare, rempublicam gubernare, settle, steer, superintend, supervise associated concepts: administer a bankrupt's assets, administer an estate, administer the law II (tender) verb accord, afford, bestow on, confer, deal out, disburse, dispense, disperse, distribute, dole out, extend, give, impart, issue, measure out, mete out, offer, procurare, provide with, render associated concepts: administer drugs, administer oaths III index allocate, allot, apportion, bestow, commit (perpetrate), conduct, confer (give), contribute (supply), control (regulate), direct (supervise), disburse (distribute), discharge (perform), discipline (control), dispense, disperse (disseminate), distribute, divide (distribute), dominate, drug, exercise (discharge a function), govern, handle (manage), manage, mete, moderate (preside over), officiate, operate, overlook (superintend), oversee, parcel, predominate (command), prescribe, preside, provide (supply), regulate (manage), resort, rule (govern), superintend, supply

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


administer
v.
To manage; to run (a business or other operation); to make someone take an oath; to enforce a decree.

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


administer
1) To conduct the duties of a job or position.
2) To manage the affairs of the estate of a person who has died under supervision of the local probate court.
3) To give an oath to someone who is about to testify in court or assume governmental office, as in "administer the oath." (See also: executor, probate)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


administer
To give an oath, as to administer the oath of office to the president at the inauguration.
To direct the transactions of business or government. Immigration laws are administered largely by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. To take care of affairs, as an executor administers the estate of a deceased person. To directly cause the ingestion of medications or poisons.
To apply a court decree, enforce its provisions, or resolve disputes concerning its meaning.

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


administer
To give an oath, as to administer the oath of office to the president at the inauguration.
 
To direct the transactions of business or government. Immigration laws are administered largely by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. To take care of affairs, as an executor administers the estate of a deceased person. To directly cause the ingestion of medications or poisons.
 
To apply a court decree, enforce its provisions, or resolve disputes concerning its meaning.

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

administer
v.
   1) to conduct the duties of a job or position.
   2) particularly, to manage the affairs of the estate of a person who has died under supervision of the local court.
   3) to give an oath, as in "administer the oath."
   See also: administrator, executor, probate

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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