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administrative

[ad-min-uh-strey-tiv, -struh-] /ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪ tɪv, -strə-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to administration; executive:
administrative ability.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin administrātīvus. See administrate, -ive
Related forms
administratively, adverb
nonadministrative, adjective
nonadministratively, adverb
preadministrative, adjective
subadministrative, adjective
subadministratively, adverb
unadministrative, adjective
unadministratively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for preadministrative

administrative

adj.

1731, from Latin administrativus, from past participle stem of administrare (see administer). Related: Administratively.

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