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Definitions of administrative

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

Quotes of administrative

  1. The jam is moving toward the Capitol where Congress sits in judgment on all the administrative agencies of Government. – Grace Abbott
  2. In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience. – John Burns
  3. In recent years, more and more of my time has become absorbed by administrative work for the research council of ETH -Z of which I am presently the president. – Richard Ernst
  4. I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress, city council, and the mayor. I had never been a politician so it was fun- learning political maneuvering. – Harold H. Greene
  5. The Church, however, is a self -governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own. – Charles Hodge
  6. My father was a civil servant, fairly sort of middle ranking, low to middle ranking. He worked almost entirely in what was then called Administrative Labour, dealing with employment and unemployment issues. – John Hume
  7. The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty. – Robert M. Hutchins
  8. One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya. – Akhmad Kadyrov
  9. I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty. – Clark Kerr
  10. We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types. – J. B. Priestley
  11. We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types. – Joseph Priestley
  12. I went into this job to do plays, but that's here for 10 weeks, and the rest of the year I do a lot of other things -the administrative work of planning, reading plays. – Michael Ritchie
  13. The reason to split a court is for administrative purposes, and in the past there has been much debate about the liberal decisions of the Ninth Circuit and so forth; and people have wanted to get out of the Ninth Circuit for that reason. – Michael K. Simpson
  14. The reason why you were allowed to get away with that in the '60s and '70s is because this country's racist administrative policies were such that rich white kids were getting exemptions. I said no exemptions. – Montel Williams
  15. I will have an administrative system where there is no way to extricate red tape. – James Q. Wilson

Usage examples for administrative

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. So much for his administrative virtues. ” – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. “ " I think that I'd better talk this over with the Administrative Officer. ” – Chain of Command by Stephen Arr
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Their administrative duties vary very largely, mainly in accordance with personal considerations. ” – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. It was largely concerned with a number of administrative details. ” – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  17. 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
  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. 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
  20. 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