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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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They wished to administer the sacrament of unction.
1 : to be in charge of : manage <She administers an athletic program.
One Missouri community college, Mineral Area College, administers ACT's Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) because it is more interested in measuring "institutional effectiveness" rather than what students have actually learned.
According to the Department of Labor, which administers FMLA, about 78% of employees who could take FMLA traditionally haven't because they couldn't afford to go without pay.
CalCPA administers reviews for California firms enrolled in the AICPA Peer Review Program and will keep doing so.
The organization that administers the LSAT said it's the first time one of its exams has been stolen, while prosecutors in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office say it's new legal territory for them as well.
based company, WYZ Girl Entertainment, administers songwriters' catalogs for a number of the major, mid size and small music publishers.
At that time the nurse prepares the dosage form and administers the drug (this process has been shown to take as long as 30 minutes to one hour following the patient's initial request).
Cheryl Packwood pointed out that while many funds register in other jurisdictions, Bermuda is one of the leading choices for companies to administer their funds, regardless of where they choose to domicile and in fact, Bermuda administers a substantial proportion of the funds which register in Cayman, for instance.

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