One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person responsible for running a business, organization, etc.
manager, director, managing director, executive, chief executive, controller, chair, chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, head, boss, chief, principal, official, leader, governor, premier, president, superintendent, supervisor, employer, proprietorView synonyms
- ‘Responsible administrators should conduct an inquiry into such things and see that necessary reforms are made.’
- ‘I lived in the hospital accommodation while I was there, and every morning I would go down to breakfast and the hospital administrator would be there.’
- ‘One of our camp administrators has the responsibility for providing support for our international group.’
- ‘He says that, after a few days, hospital administrators said it was time for him to go.’
- ‘I know there must be some reason why the policemen nearby, the market administrator or whomever responsible for this street never stop them.’
- ‘His wife Tracey, 42, a hospital administrator, speaks to him most mornings by telephone.’
- ‘But hospital administrators told them yesterday that the breaches had been a mistake.’
- ‘By day she juggles motherhood with her job as an administrator at Chippenham Hospital.’
- ‘In contrast, the previous provincial superior of Community B had been a hospital administrator.’
- ‘A female administrator at Queen Mary Hospital was excused by the defense because she was acquainted with some of the witnesses.’
- ‘In Plymouth, Derriford Hospital is making 90 administrators redundant to save money.’
- ‘It says hospital administrators publicly repeated the same claims.’
- ‘He didn't make stewardship the responsibility of the church administrator or some committee; he just did it.’
- ‘However, the administrator responsible for filing the incident sheets was on extended sick leave.’
- ‘The Sandton business improvement administrators have brought cleanliness and security to the area.’
- ‘Yesterday she spoke with Health Minister Damian Greaves who directed her to the hospital administrator.’
- ‘She noted that institution administrators are responsible for ensuring evacuation and other safety measures.’
- ‘Our nurse had phoned the director of the maternity unit and the hospital administrator on call.’
- ‘Hospital administrators are looking for more ways to contract out even more treatment functions to private companies.’
- ‘Meanwhile, city administrators will carry out a further survey in order to create a master plan for the artificial coral reefs.’
- 1.1Law A person legally appointed to manage and dispose of the estate of an intestate, deceased person, debtor, or other individual, or of an insolvent company.
- ‘An administrator - a licensed insolvency practitioner - is appointed to run the club.’
- ‘If there's no will in place then there's a process for appointing an administrator, and the administrator takes over.’
- ‘Last year his widow sought a High Court order making her administrator of his estate to allow her to collect any cash.’
- ‘Nobody has any statutory power to appoint an executor or administrator of a will, except a testator, sir.’
- ‘Under insolvency law, administrators are not obliged to honour vouchers bought before their appointment.’
- 1.2 A person who performs official duties in some sphere, especially dealing out punishment or giving a religious sacrament.‘administrators of justice’
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