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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.
And he trotted off, thinking to himself: "I must get this old woman appointed guardian of those idiots, and administrator of the farm.
Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner.
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.
LAHORE -- The Punjab Local Government and Community Development Department on Saturday notified administrators of the metropolitan and municipal corporations and district councils following approval of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
By GALGALLO FAYOThe High Court has rejected an application by Nakumatt landlords seeking to evict the financially troubled retailer, and instead told the property owners to give newly appointed administrator time to try and turn around the business.Justice Fredrick Ochieng, in his ruling on an application by landlords seeking to take over their building, said the administrators appointed a week ago should be given some time.
STURBRIDGE -- The Town Administrator Search Committee's town administrator finalists are all currently serving as administrators in Massachusetts towns.
ERIC Descriptors: Higher Education; Marital Status; Job Satisfaction; Statistical Analysis; Women Administrators; Administrators; Males; Females; College Administration; Correlation; Gender Differences; Work Environment; Racial Differences; Ethnicity; Age Differences; Educational Attainment
In welfare states like that of India, administrators act as a major source of dispersing benefits to the general masses.
KARACHI, February 24, 2010 (Frontier Star): The Government of Sindh has dissolved the district government including City Government of Karachi, Hyderabad, while the DCOs of each districts of Sindh including Karachi were appointed as the Administrators. According to details the Sindh government has issued the notification of dissolving the local government while the DCOs would be operating as Administrators on District level and TMOs would perform the duties of Administrator on Tehsil level.
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).

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