Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. The act of administering; government of popular affairs; the service rendered, or duties assumed, in conducting affairs; the conducting of any office or employment; direction; management. "His financial administration was of a piece with his military administration." (Macaulay) 2. The executive part of government; the persons collectively who are intrusted with the execution of laws and the superintendence of popular affairs; the chief magistrate and his cabinet or council; or the council, or ministry, alone, as in Great Britain. "A mild and public administration." (Macaulay) "The administration has been opposed in parliament." (Johnson) 3. The act of administering, or tendering something to other; dispensation; as, the administration of a medication, of an oath, of justice, or of the sacrament. 4. The management and disposal, under legal authority, of the estate of an intestate, or of a testator having no competent executor. The management of an estate of a deceased face by an executor, the strictly corresponding term execution not being in use. Administration with the will annexed, administration granted where the testator has nominated no executor, or where his appointment of an executor for any reason has failed, as by death, incompetency, refusal to act, etc. Synonym: Conduct, management, direction, regulation, execution, dispensation, distribution. Origin: OE. Administracioun, L. Administratio: cf. F. Administration. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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