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Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: aministrer, from Latin administrare, from ad- 'to' + ministrare 'to serve', from minister; MINISTER1

administer

verb
     
ad‧min‧is‧ter
1 [transitive usually passive] to manage the work or money of a company or organization:
The money will be administered by local charities.
Our office administers the affairs of the Society.
2SCL [intransitive and transitive] to provide or organize something officially as part of your job
administer justice/punishment etc
It is not the job of the police to administer justice; that falls to the courts.
administer to
Pillai had responsibility for administering to the needs of half a million people.
administer something to somebody
The test was administered to all 11-year-olds.
administer an oath (=be the official person who listens to it)
3 [transitive] formal to give someone a medicine or medical treatment
administer something to somebody
Painkillers were administered to the boy.
This unit teaches students how to administer First Aid.
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