Governmentthe management of any office, business, or organization; direction.
Governmentthe function of a political state in exercising its governmental duties.
Governmentthe duty or duties of an administrator in exercising the executive functions of the position.
Governmentthe management by an administrator of such duties.
Governmenta body of administrators, esp. in government.
Government(often cap.) the executive branch of the U.S. government as headed by the President and in power during his or her term of office:The Administration has threatened to veto the new bill. The Reagan administration followed President Carter's.
Governmentthe period of service of a governmental administrator or body of governmental administrators.
Governmentany group entrusted with executive or administrative powers:the administration of a college.
Lawmanagement of a decedent's estate by an executor or administrator, or of a trust estate by a trustee.
an act of dispensing, esp. formally:administration of the sacraments.
supervision of the taking of an oath or the like.
Medicineapplication, as of a salve or medicine.
Latin administrātiōn- (stem of administrātiō) service. See administrate, -ion