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Dictionary Definition



1 someone who administers a business [syn: decision maker]
2 the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor
3 someone who manages a government agency or department [syn: executive]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Administrator



  • (UK) /ədˈmɪnɪstɹeɪtə/, /@d"mInIstreIt@/
  • (US) /ədˈmɪnɪstɹeɪtɚ/, /@d"mInIstreIt@`/


  1. One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages, executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial, political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.
  2. A man 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.


one who administers affairs
  • Finnish: hallintovirkamies (in gov't), hallinnoija
  • German: Verwalter, Verwaltungsleiter, Sachbearbeiter, Administrator
  • Russian: администратор, распорядитель, руководитель, управляющий
  • Swedish: administratör
law: one to whom the right of administration has been committed
  • Finnish: uskottu mies
  • German: Nachlassverwalter
  • Russian: опекун, душеприказчик

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Extensive Definition

Administrator may refer to:
Computing: Often known as admin
administrator in German: Administrator
administrator in Spanish: Administrador
administrator in Basque: Administratzaile
administrator in French: Administrateur
administrator in Galician: Administrador
administrator in Korean: 관리자
administrator in Polish: Administrator
administrator in Russian: Администратор (значения)
administrator in Slovenian: Administrator

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