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administrator

[ad-min-uh-strey-ter]
noun
1.
a person who manages or has a talent for managing.
2.
Law. a person appointed by a court to take charge of the estate of a decedent, but not appointed in the decedent's will.
3.
Also called Informal, admin. Computers.
a.
a person who manages and supports a computer system or network, as in a business or other organization: the company’s system administrator; a database administrator. Compare system operator.
b.
a person who manages an Internet discussion group or other interactive website: a forum administrator.
c.
a user account on a home computer accessible only by the user who manages the computer system. Compare root1 ( def 11b ).
d.
a user who has access to this user account.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin administrātor, equivalent to administrā(re) (see administer) + -tor -tor

administratorship, noun
preadministrator, noun
subadministrator, noun
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administrator (ədˈmɪnɪˌstreɪtə)
 
n
1.  a person who administers the affairs of an organization, official body, etc
2.  property law a person authorized to manage an estate, esp when the owner has died intestate or without having appointed executors
3.  a person who manages a computer system
 
adminis'tratrix
 
fem n

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administrator
1510s, from L. administrator, agent noun from pp. stem of administrare (see administer). Estate sense is earliest. For ending, see -er.
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