Administer vs Vestry - What's the difference?

administer | vestry |


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.

administer

English

Alternative forms

* administre (obsolete)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To cause to take, either by openly offering or through deceit.
  • We administered the medicine to our dog by mixing it in his food.
  • * Macaulay
  • A noxious drug had been administered to him.
  • To apportion out.
  • * Spectator
  • A fountain administers to the pleasure as well as the plenty of the place.
  • * Macaulay
  • Justice was administered with an exactness and purity not before known.
  • * Philips
  • [Let zephyrs] administer their tepid, genial airs.
  • 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
  • For forms of government let fools contest: / Whate'er is best administered is best.
  • To minister (to).
  • administering to the sick
  • (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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Swear to keep the oath that we administer .

    Anagrams

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    vestry

    English

    Noun

    (vestries)
  • 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.
  • The choirboys change into their cassocks in the vestry .
  • A committee of parishioners elected to administer the temporal affairs of a parish.
  • The vestry meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
  • An assembly of persons who manage parochial affairs; so called because usually held in a vestry.
  • See also

    * vestryman

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