As a verb administer
is to cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
As a noun vestry is
a room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
* administre (obsolete)
To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
- We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.
To apportion out.
- A noxious drug had been administered to him.
- A fountain administers to the pleasure as well as the plenty of the place.
- Justice was administered with an exactness and purity not before known.
To manage or supervise the conduct, performance or execution of; to govern or regulate the parameters for the conduct, performance or execution of; to work in an administrative capacity.
* Alexander Pope
- [Let zephyrs] administer their tepid, genial airs.
To minister (to).
- For forms of government let fools contest: / Whate'er is best administered is best.
(legal) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
To tender, as an oath.
- administering to the sick
- Swear to keep the oath that we administer .
A room in a church where the clergy put on their vestments and where these are stored; also used for meetings and classes; a sacristy.
A committee of parishioners elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
- The choirboys change into their cassocks in the vestry .
An assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; so called because usually held in a vestry.
- The vestry meets on the first Tuesday of every month.