someone appointed by a court to manage the business and property of a company during administration (=efforts made to avoid a business having to close when it has run into financial difficulties) Swindon have asked their administrator for more time to make payments, which also include a £900,000 final instalment in June 2007.
someone who collects and distributes a deceased's (=dead person's) assets If your mother is not mentally capable of amending her will before she dies you will have to apply to be appointed administrator of the estate.
someone who manages the operation of a business, organisation or plan etc She works as an administrator at the University of Kent.
- Both an administrator and an executor are personal representatives who administer the estate of a deceased (=dead) person. However an executor is named in a will, while an administrator is appointed by the court.
- Palin limited her duties further by hiring a deputy administrator to handle much of the town's day-to-day management.
- British politician Paddy Ashdown is a former chief administrator of Bosnia.
- The administrators are considering an offer.
- A university administrator from Nottingham who falsely claimed he was entitled to be in the UK has been jailed for nine months.
- If an administrator thinks the situation is hopeless then immediate closure is entirely possible.
- estate administrator: a person (such person may be male or female) appointed by a court to take charge of the estate of a decedent, but not appointed in the decedent's will.
- administratrix: female
- foreign administrator: an administrator appointed in another state
- special administrator: a person that administers the head of a government agency