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In law, there are different meanings for “administrator.”

First, an administrator is a person who operates or leads a business, public office, agency, or other forms of organization. There are court administrators and local administrators in this category. A court administrator is an official who oversees the nonjudicial functions of a court, esp. the court’s calendar, judicial assignments, budget, and nonjudicial personnel. A local administrator is an administrator designated in the state where the property is located or where an act is done.

Second, an administrator is a person designated by the court to handle and dispose of the estate of an intestate, deceased person, debtor, or other individuals, or of an insolvent company. This meaning used to refer to men only, but now it is generally used to refer to a person of any gender.

[Last updated in June of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]