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administer vb

1 : to manage the affairs of (as a government or agency)
2 a : to direct or supervise the execution, use, or conduct of [ a trust fund]
b : to settle (an estate) under a court appointment as administrator or executor
3 a : to give ritually [ an oath]
b : to give (as a narcotic) for the purpose of ingesting
1 : to perform the office of an administrator or executor
2 : to manage or conduct affairs
ad·min·is·tra·ble [əd-mi-nə-strə-bəl]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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