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Administration in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of administration.


This term is a noun.

Etimology of Administration

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

mid-14c., “act of giving or dispensing;” late 14c., “management (of a business, property, etc.), act of administering,” from Latin administrationem (nominative administratio) “aid, help, cooperation; direction, management,” noun of action from past participle stem of administrare “to help, assist; manage, control, guide, superintend; rule, direct,” from ad “to” (see ad-) + ministrare “serve” (see minister (verb)). Early 15c. as “management of a deceased person’s estate under a commission from authority.” Meaning “management of public affairs” is from 1680s; hence, “executive power in a government” (1731), though later in Britain government was used in this sense. Meaning “a U.S. president’s period in office” is first recorded 1796 in writings of George Washington. The administration of government, in its largest sense, comprehends all the operations of the body politic, whether legislative, executive, or judiciary; but in its most usual, and perhaps in its most precise, signification, it is limited to executive details, and falls peculiarly within the province of the executive department. [Federalist No. 72 (Hamilton)]


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

English Legal System: Administration

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Administration :

1. The collection of assets, payment of debts, and distribution to the beneficiaries of property in the estate of a deceased person

See also grant of representation

2. The granting of *letters of administration to the estate of a deceased person to an *administrator, when there is no executor under the will.

3. The process of carrying out duties imposed by a trust in connection with the property of a person of unsound mind or a bankrupt.



Meaning of Administration


See Also

  • Joint Administration
  • Administrative Law
  • Procedure
  • Executors
  • Administrators
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