Administration (government)

The term administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction.

United States

In American usage, the term generally refers to the executive branch under a specific president (or governor, mayor, or other local executive); or the term of a particular executive; for example: "President Y's administration" or "Secretary of Defense X during President Y's administration."[1] It can also mean an executive branch agency headed by an administrator, as the Small Business Administration or the National Archives and Records Administration.

The term "administration" has been used to denote the executive branch in presidential systems of government.