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administrative law

Administrative law refers to the branch of law governing the creation and operation of administrative agencies. The powers granted to administrative agencies are particularly important, along with the substantive rules that such agencies make...

administrative law judge (ALJ)

Administrative law judges (ALJ) (not administrative judges) are executive judges for official and unofficial hearings of administrative disputes in the Federal government. Because they only hear administrative law issues as designated in the...

Administrative Office of the United States Courts

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) is an administrative agency that is the central support entity for the judicial branch providing a wide range of administrative, legal, financial, management, program, and information...

Administrative Procedure Act

The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) is a federal act that governs the procedures of administrative law. The APA is codified in 5 U.S.C. §§ 551–559.

The core pieces of the act establish how federal administrative agencies...

Administrative Procedure Act (APA)

See: Administrative Procedure Act

[Last updated in November of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]

administrative warrant

An administrative warrant is a warrant obtained from a judge by an administrative body to search for violations of administrative rules and regulations. While similar to a criminal warrant, an administrative warrant requires a lower standard...

administrator

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...

administrator ad litem

An administrator ad litem is a person appointed by a probate court to represent the interests of an estate for the purposes of a lawsuit.

Administrators ad litem are typically appointed in cases where the estate’s...

Administrator Ad Prosequendum

An Administrator Ad Prosequendum is appointed by the court to bring and prosecute a case on behalf of the deceased person’s estate. A court typically appoints an administrator to pursue a claim only if the person died intestate. An Administrator Ad...

administrator cum testamento annexo

Administrator cum testamento annexo is the Latin phrase term for administrator with will annexed. The administrator is a person appointed by a court to administer a will in lieu of an executor.

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