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ADMINISTRATION Definition & Legal Meaning

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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 is conventionally applied to the whole class of public functionaries. or those in charge of the management of the executive department People v. Salisbury, 134 Mich. 537, 90 N. W. 930.


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