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1. The implementation and management of a policy. A company's senior officers (such as the board of directors) set the policies and its managers (and sometimes the officers themselves) are responsible for administration.

2. In an estate, the management of the assets of a decedent until they are discharged to his/her heirs.


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Being so helpless myself, I thought it simpler, instead of explaining, to take the book itself out to him and let him have wisdom at its very source, administering it in doses while he worked.
Early in the morning and late at night he was to be seen half out of window, administering to the varied wants of his callow brood.
He speedily learned that Perrault and Francois were fair men, calm and impartial in administering justice, and too wise in the way of dogs to be fooled by dogs.
Crushing tablets and opening capsules before administering via nasogastric tubes is a widespread practice.
The administering entity will review the request, satisfy itself as to the reasonableness of the firm's explanation and notify the firm in writing whether a scope limitation in the peer review report is required.
As new regulations and laws continue to complicate the administration of employee time off, those with expertise in administering employee leaves--especially skilled disability insurers--stand to gain new business by sharing their knowledge with frustrated employers.
I believe that a strategy of prepping the ear with EDTA before administering systemic antibiotics is a very good idea for the treatment of children with chronic otorrhea.
Administering 70 percent of all student aid, office of student financial assistance leverages Informatica Power Center to improve access to information
Much attention during the past few years has been focused on problems related to prescribing, administering, and managing medications, especially in the elderly population.
You don't have to worry about administering your catalog, and [the publisher] makes sure your money is collected.
One exception to this limitation applies to certain "performance-based" compensation, provided, among other requirements, the committee establishing and administering the compensation arrangement consists solely of two or more "outside directors," within the meaning of section 162(m).
In order to prevent legal actions and other serious problems, licensed nurses need to be cognizant of methods intended to prevent costly mistakes when administering medications.