Administrative Officer Law and Legal Definition

Administrative officers may be regarded as in the nature of a subdivision of that class of officers which in a general way belongs to the executive branch of the government.

An administrative officer is sometimes classed as a ministerial officer and vice versa. The word 'ministerial' is not infrequently used as synonymous with 'administrative,' and but the two words are so closely allied in meaning that they may be employed interchangeably. [State v. Herrman, 115 Ohio App. 271, 273-274 (Ohio Ct. App., Montgomery County 1961)].