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Definitions for administrative
ædˈmɪn əˌstreɪ tɪv, -strə-ad·min·is·tra·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. administrativeadjective

    of or relating to or responsible for administration


  1. administrativeadjective

    Of or relating to administering or administration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Administrativeadjective

    pertaining to administration; administering; executive; as, an administrative body, ability, or energy

    Etymology: [L. administrativus: cf. F. administratif.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'administrative' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2789

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    Rank popularity for the word 'administrative' in Adjectives Frequency: #384

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of administrative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of administrative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of administrative in a Sentence

  1. De Zayas:

    I am especially worried about the impact that investor-state-arbitrations (ISDS) have already had and foreseeably will have on human rights, in particular the provision which allows investors to challenge domestic legislation and administrative decisions if these can potentially reduce their profits.

  2. The Department:

    The Town of Rocky Mount fully supports all lawful expressions of freedom of speech and assembly by The Town of Rocky Mount employees but does not condone the unlawful acts that occurred that day, based on the available information, The Philadelphia Police Department has notified federal authorities and the individuals that were present at the event are on administrative leave pending review.

  3. Chris Stoll:

    Justice Moore's administrative order is meaningless. Every probate judge in Alabama should be complying with (Obergefell v. Hodges) and a federal district court in Alabama has directly ordered them to do that.

  4. Kyle Pomerleau:

    An area of big concern is how much administrative burden we're putting on individuals to get these payments. We should be limiting it as much as possible.

  5. Police Bob Stevenson:

    As it stands right now, no, the directive can not be enforced. And we say that based upon the fact that it's an administrative directive, i'm hoping and hopeful that the courts will resolve this for us.

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