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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADMINISTERING

But I have not what is necessary for administering the last sacraments.

That justice it is my joy to feel that my hand has brought its administering about.

Administering reproof and punishment for offences as they occur.

Fuseli thought the occasion a worthy one for administering a rebuke.

A more insulting method of administering a rebuke could not have been devised.

I actually wound up by administering some sal-volatile to her.'

He had a most efficacious method of administering consolation.

Some notes on the best method of administering these principles.

The rules of administering this potency are the same as those for the exhibition of the 30th.

It is his estate which Farrington is supposed to be administering.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., administren, aministren "to manage as a steward," from Old French amenistrer "help, aid, be of service to" (12c., Modern French administrer, the -d- restored 16c.), and directly from Latin administrare "manage, control, guide, superintend; rule direct," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ministrare "serve" (see minister (v.)). Used of medicine, etc., "to give," from 1540s. Related: Administered; administering.

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