Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Management; care and control.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In public law. The administration of government means the practical management and direction of the executive department or of the public machinery or functions or of the operations of the various organs of the sovereign. The term "administration" is also conventionally applied to the whole class of public functionaries or those in charge of the management of the executive department People v. Sals-bury, 134 Mich. 537, 96 N. W. 936.