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administrator

1. Property law a person authorized to manage an estate, esp when the owner has died intestate or without having appointed executors
2. a person who manages a computer system

administrator

A person responsible for managing a computer or network and who has full access to the hardware and software. Users are generally the administrators of their own computers, because fresh out of the box, whoever sets up the machine can create administrator privileges for the user.

If the machines are company owned, users are given fewer privileges. For example, they cannot change certain permissions or internal files. See root level, privilege and access rights.

There Are Different Kinds of Administrators
In an organization's IT department, technicians often have administrator titles. See data administrator, database administrator, network administrator and system administrator.
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The administrator locked up the house against the time when the property, real and personal, should be sold by law with a view to defraying, partly, the expenses of the sale.
He was thought a good administrator, and it was often a question of making him mayor of Alencon; but the memory of his underhand jobbery still clung to him, and he was never received at the prefecture.
He would have made you a Councillor of State, for he was a great administrator himself; even to the point of knowing how many cartridges were left in the men's boxes after an action.
This summer she accepted the position of president and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), moving over from a position she had occupied for nearly 10 years as director of long-term care accreditation for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
We have idiot administrators who are unlicensed--whose only responsibility is to the employer, with no obligation to serve the public good--administering to licensed personnel," rails San Jose, California, neurology and pain management specialist Robert Weinmann, MD.
The legitimate ice cream vendor was handing out ice cream cones filled with marijuana to up to a dozen students every other day and administrators finally caught wind of it from an informant.
IT storage administrators face growing pressure to control costs and increase capabilities of storage area networks (SANs).
The Administrator's Pak continues to be one of the most popular resources for administrators charged with maintaining Windows systems," said Edwin Brasch, president and CEO of Winternals.
3 percent of 2,515 responding administrators were older than age 40.
But the school's buttoned-up administrators hadn't wanted to involve the police, and the rioters eventually were allowed to graduate.
Today, nearly three years later, administrators have yet to recognize the group, and while the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB; www.

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