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pertaining to ; executive:
administrative ability.
Contemporary Examples

Individual debt-adjustment programs are too slow and administratively complex.
This Country Needs Inflation David Frum April 25, 2013

Historical Examples

administratively El Wad is the capital of an annexe to the territory of Tuggurt.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various

Besides, the whole position of things, politically and administratively, is essentially false.
Letters of Travel (1892-1913) Rudyard Kipling

But on the other hand the adjacent island of Ceylon has been administratively severed and placed under the Colonial Office.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various

But I must tell you how the rascals tried to shut up, ‘administratively,’ you understand, Mlle. Palmyre.
File No. 113 Emile Gaboriau

It is administratively independent of the pope and recognizes the supremacy of the state over church affairs.
Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

Legislatively and administratively we took several billions out of the economy.
Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to 2006 Various

administratively the oasis forms part of the mudiria of Assiut.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

At some bases qualified black airmen were administratively assigned to black units but actually performed duties in white units.
Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.

administratively and medically the Salptrire is divided into five compartments, which are subdivided into quarters or sections.
Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards


1731, from Latin administrativus, from past participle stem of administrare (see administer). Related: Administratively.


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