mid-14c., "act of giving or dispensing;" late 14c., "management, act of administering," from Latin administrationem (nominative administratio) "aid, help, cooperation; direction, management," noun of action from past participle stem of administrare (see administer).
Early 15c. as "management of a deceased person's estate." Meaning "the government" is attested from 1731 in British usage. Meaning "a U.S. president's period in office" is first recorded 1796 in writings of George Washington.
1. The administration has now endorsed the bill and can't turn back.
2. His increasing alignment with the Reagan administration nearly cost him re-election.
3. His administration has earned low marks for its economic policies.
4. The administration is in the process of drawing up a peace plan.
5. I know the administration was very torn on this subject.