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administrator, noun

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Often with initial capital.
Origin:
EnglishShow more Special senses of general English administrator one who administers.
historical
a. Prior to Union in 1910: the chief executive officer of any territory in South Africa which was situated beyond the borders of the Cape Colony and had been annexed by the Crown.
1875 Constit. Amendment Law in G.W. Eybers Sel. Constit. Doc. (1918) 199Enacted by the Administrator of the Government of Natal, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof.
1973 K.H.C. McIntyre in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. IX. 611He (sc. Sir T. Shepstone) proceeded to the Transvaal..annexed that Boer republic to the Crown and as Administrator made tentative efforts to introduce his own administrative system.
b. Between 1910 and 1994: the chief executive officer of one of South Africa’s four provinces.
1909 S. Afr. Act in G.W. Eybers Sel. Constit. Doc. (1918) 536In each province there shall be a chief executive officer appointed by the Governor-General in Council, who shall be styled the administrator of the province, and in whose name all executive acts relating to provincial affairs therein shall be done.
1990 Sash Vol.33 No.1, 23In Cape Town, pensioners held placards which told their story outside the administrator’s garden party. This led to a meeting with the administrator and Cape Provincial Administration officials.
the chief executive officer of any territory in South Africa which was situated beyond the borders of the Cape Colony and had been annexed by the Crown.
the chief executive officer of one of South Africa’s four provinces.

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