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Administrative Order

Definition:

The administrator is the person in each state who's in charge of making sure that securities laws are followed and investors are protected. If an administrator thinks something shady is going on, he can issue an order to deny, suspend, or revoke the sketchy financial individual's license so that investors are protected.

When the administrator pulls rank like that, it's called an administrative order.