Legal Definition and Related Resources of Administer

Meaning of Administer

To manage or conduct ; to have charge or direction of. To give, supply, provide with, apply , as medicine or treatment . To tender , as an oath.
The assets of an estate are not regarded as administered until they have been collected and applied as required by law or the will of the testator . Am. surety Co. v Piatt, 72 P. 775, 67 Kan. 294.

Synonyms of Administer

(Conduct), verb

  • administrate
  • carry out
  • control
  • direct
  • dispose of
  • effect
  • effectuate
  • enforce
  • engineer
  • govern
  • guide
  • handle
  • have executive charge of
  • manage
  • mastermind
  • minister
  • officiate
  • operate
  • overlook
  • oversee
  • pilot
  • prescribe
  • preside over
  • procurare
  • put in force
  • regulate
  • rem administrare
  • rempublicam gubemare
  • settle
  • steer
  • superintend
  • supervise
  • Associated Concepts: administer a bankrupt’s assets
  • administer an estate
  • administer the law

(Tender), verb

  • accord
  • afford
  • bestow on
  • confer
  • deal out
  • disburse
  • dispense
  • disperse
  • distribute
  • dole out
  • extend
  • give
  • impart
  • issue
  • measure out
  • mete out
  • offer
  • procurare
  • provide with
  • render
  • Associated Concepts: administer drugs
  • administer oaths

Definition of Administer in the Free Online Notary Dictionary

To Discharge The Duties Of An Office: To Give.

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Administration, Letters Of, Administratrix, Affidavit, Control, Court, , Manage, Special Administrator, Swear.

What does Administer mean in American Law?

The definition of Administer in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

To give to, as in “He administered poison to the victim (or “justice to the litigants”).” Or, to manage, or run, e.g., a business, a government agency, or a decedent’s estate.


This term is a verb.

Etimology of Administer

(You may find administer at the world legal encyclopedia and the etimology of more terms).

late 14c., aministren, later administren, “to manage as a steward, control or regulate on behalf of others,” from Old French aministrer “help, aid, be of service to” (12c., Modern French administrer), and directly from Latin administrare “to help, assist; manage, control, guide, superintend; rule, direct,” from ad “to” (see ad-) + ministrare “serve” (see minister (verb)). The -d- was restored 14c.-16c. in French and after 15c. in English. In reference to punishment, justice, etc., “to dispense, bring into operation” (especially as an officer), from mid-15c. In reference to medicines, medical treatment, etc., “to give,” from 1540s. Related: Administered; administering.



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