administrative etymology

English word administrative comes from English administrate, English -ive

Detailed word origin of administrative

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
administrate English (eng) (computing) the act or function of providing maintenance and general housekeeping for computer systems, networks, peripheral equipment, etc.. To administer.
-ive English (eng) An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.
administrative English (eng) Of or relating to administering or administration.

Words with the same origin as administrative

Descendants of -ive
aggressive competitive explosive investigative manipulative obsessive protective secretive