administrative

Connotes of or pertains to administration, especially management, as by managing or conducting, directing, or superintending, the execution, application or conduct of persons or things. Fluet v. McCabe, 299 Mass. 173, 12 N.E.2d 89, 93.
Particularly, having the character of executive or ministerial action. Mauritz v. Schwind, Tex.Civ.App., 101 S.W.2d 1085, 1090.
In this sense, administrative functions or acts are distinguished from such as are judicial. People ex rel. Van Sickle v. Austin, 20 App.Div. 1, 46 N.Y.S. 526

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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