Hypertext Webster Gateway: "administrator"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Administrator \Ad*min`is*tra"tor\, n. [L.]
1. One who administers affairs; one who directs, manages,
executes, or dispenses, whether in civil, judicial,
political, or ecclesiastical affairs; a manager.

2. (Law) A man who manages or settles the estate of an
intestate, or of a testator when there is no competent
executor; one to whom the right of administration has been
committed by competent authority.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: someone who administers a business [syn: {decision maker}]
2: the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the
estate of someone who dies without a will or without
naming an executor
3: someone who manages a government agency or department [syn:

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