Definitions of administration

  1. In public law. The administration of government means the practical management and direction of the executive department, or of the public machinery or functions, or of the operations of the various organs of the sovereign. The term “administration” is is conventionally applied to the whole class of public functionaries. or those in charge of the management of the executive department People v. Salisbury, 134 Mich. 537, 90 N. W. 930.
  2. Trusts. The management of the estate of an intestate, a minor, a lunatic, an habitual drunkard, or other person who is incapable of managing his own affairs, entrusted to an administrator or other trustee by authority of law. In a more confinedsense, and in which it will be used in this article, administration is the management of an intestate's estate, or of the estate of a testator who, at the time administration was granted, had no executor.
  3. Administration is granted by a public officer duly authorized to delegate the trust; he is sometimes called surrogate, judge of probate, register of wills and for granting letters of administration. It is to be granted to such persons as the statutory provisions of the several states direct. In general the right of administration belongs to him who" has the right to the vendue of the personalty: as if A make his will, and appoint B his executor, who dies intestate, and C is the legatee of the residue of A's estate, C has the right of administration cum testamento annexo. 2 Strange, 956; 12 Mod. 437, 306; 1 Jones, 225; 1 Croke. 201; 2 Leo. 55; 1 Vent. 217.
  4. There are several kinds of administrations, besides the usual kind which gives to the administrator the management of all the personal estate of the deceased for an unlimited time. Administration durante minore oetate, administration durante absentia, administration pendente lite, administration de bonis non, administration cum testamento annexo.
  5. Government. The management of the affairs of the government; this word is also applied to the persons entrusted with the management of the publio affairs.
  6. Management( of business); management of public affairs, government; the ministry, the Government; ( Law) management of deceased person\'s estate; Letters of A., authority to administer estate of an intestate, opp. to probate; dispensation( of justice, &c.); tendering( of oath); application( of remedies). [ French]
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