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Definitions of administrative

  1. of or relating to or responsible for administration
  2. Pertaining to administration; administering; executive; as, an administrative body, ability, or energy.
  3. That administers.
  4. Pertaining to administration; executive.
  5. That administers, or by which one administers.
  6. Able to carry into effect.
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Usage examples for administrative

  1. It was largely concerned with a number of administrative details. – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  2. So much for his administrative virtues. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  3. Recent constitutions are longer than earlier ones, partly because there is a greater variety of problems to be dealt with, but also because of a growing tendency to limit the powers of legislatures and administrative officers. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  4. Our educational crisis has been merely legislative and administrative but it is no small transformation for us to have emerged from the chrysalis state of clerical and private- venture instruction into the full butterflydom of a free, compulsory and secular national system. – Town Life in Australia 1883 by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
  5. In this way a series of international administrative unions, often conjoined with special international boards, have been called into existence. – The Future of International Law by Lassa Oppenheim
  6. While the international expedition was gathering its forces, he announced in a circular note that " the policy of the Government of the United States is to seek a solution which may bring about permanent safety and peace to China, preserve Chinese territorial and administrative entity, protect all rights guaranteed to friendly powers by treaty and international law, and safeguard for the world the principle of equal and impartial trade with all parts of the Chinese Empire." – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  7. It might be that the defects in human government could only be remedied by employing the forces of government to cure them; but if you began to set going the administrative engine there was no saying where it might stop. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  8. " I think that I'd better talk this over with the Administrative Officer. – Chain of Command by Stephen Arr
  9. The trouble was not lack of money or lack of facilities at home; it was lack of foresight, of system, and of administrative ability in the field. – Campaigning in Cuba by George Kennan
  10. They rolled into an immense hangar, behind which towered the brick building which housed the administrative offices of the Federated Airways. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  11. But truth compels us to recognise that even in the age of the Antonines, there were ominous signs of moral and administrative decay. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  12. In some of these countries, at least, politicians and statesmen are so absorbed by administrative duties, by national rather than international problems, by the effort to sustain themselves, that they have little time for allied strategy. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. In the present chapter the consideration of these occupations is limited to an examination of the administrative questions connected with training for the sewing trades. – Wage Earning and Education by R. R. Lutz
  14. Their administrative duties vary very largely, mainly in accordance with personal considerations. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  15. He will transform less food into more work, with less administrative friction, than any other creature. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  16. It is altogether probable that these resignations would have been made earlier than they were, had it not been feared that the control of these important administrative departments would fall into the hands of those who would use their powers in opposition to Congress. – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  17. It is true that the cities of Ur and Larsam were finally incorporated in the Babylonian empire, and the letters of Hammurabi to Sin- idinnam, the governor whom he placed in authority over Larsam, afford abundant evidence of the stringency of the administrative control which he established over Southern Babylonia. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
  18. In other words, what administrative preparation is being made by the mission for the incoming of an indigenous, self- governing Church? – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  19. By a very gradual process those members of the original Council who were attached in some immediate manner to the court or to the administrative system acquired a status which was different from that of their colleagues. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  20. It has been demonstrated time and again that this form of organization results in indecision, division of opinion and administrative functions, which make a wholly inadequate foundation for the conduct of a great business enterprise. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
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