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ADAdult
ADAdministration
ADAdvertisement
ADAdapted
ADAnno Domini (Latin: In the Year of Our Lord; referring to the Gregorian calendar system)
ADArchduke
ADAlternate Days
ADArt Director
ADAmerican Dream
ADActive Directory
ADAfter Death
ADApplication Data
ADApplication Development (IBM)
ADAssembly District
ADAssistant Director
ADAthletic Director
ADActive Duty
ADAmerican Dad (TV show)
ADAssociate Director
ADAir Defense
ADAdvanced Design
ADApplication Developer
ADAndes
ADActivity Director
ADAnalog-to-Digital
ADAssociate Degree
ADAccidental Death (life insurance)
ADArmy Depot
ADAuthorized Dealer
ADArchitectural Design
ADAdmiral
ADAuthorized Distributor
ADAndorra (top-level domain)
ADAmministratore Delegato (Italian management designation)
ADAmazing Designs (embroidery software)
ADArrested Development (rap group)
ADArrested Development (TV show)
ADAlzheimer's Disease
ADAddress Data
ADAdrian Peterson (Oklahoma Sooners football player)
ADAccess Denied
ADAdministrative Domain
ADAnalog Devices, Inc.
ADAlcohol Dependence
ADAudio Description (cinema accessibility)
ADAnti-Dumping
ADRight Ear
ADAgency Development (various organizations)
ADApplication Directory
ADAggregate Demand (economics)
ADAppellate Division
ADAntidepressant
ADArmored Division
ADAddendum
ADAdopted Daughter
ADAnaheim Ducks (hockey)
ADAirworthiness Directive
ADAgnus Dei
ADAdoptee
ADAnaerobic Digestion
ADAtopic Dermatitis
ADAdvanced Development
ADAir Division
ADAdjoint (mathematics; group theory)
ADAntidumping Duty
ADAutomated Data
ADAir Dried (timber)
ADAirdrop
ADAzumanga Daioh (anime)
ADAutomatic Distribution (US DoD)
ADAnchorage-Dependent (cells)
ADAerodrome
ADAddison's Disease
ADAutosomal Dominant (genetics; dominant gene on one of the 23 pairs of autosomes)
ADAccrued Depreciation (finance)
ADAlgemeen Dagblad
ADAlien Dice (webcomic)
ADAccumulated Depreciation (accounting)
ADAdaptive Control (welding)
ADAccidental Damage
ADAs Drawn
ADAfter Date
ADAltium Designer
ADAdministratively Determined
ADAn der Donau (German:on the Danube)
ADAlexis Denisof (actor)
ADAlbus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
ADArchival Disc (disc storage)
ADAlliance for Democracy (Nigeria)
ADAfter Deployment
ADAccidental Discharge
ADArea Defense
ADAnte Diem
ADAuto Disable (syringe)
ADAsperger's Disorder
ADAcción Democrática (Democratic Action Party)
ADAcademic Decathlon
ADDestroyer Tender (US Navy ship designation)
ADAustralian Democrats (political group)
ADAccastillage Diffusion (French: Distribution Fitting)
ADApproved Document (UK)
ADPriority Add-On (US DoD)
ADAreal Density
ADAircraft Division (USN)
ADAutodistribution (French automotive parts distributor)
ADAutomatic Differentiation
ADAgility Dog (canine agility title)
ADAudio Drama
ADAviation Division
ADAnnuity Due
ADAtmospheric Deposition
ADAwdal (postal region, Somalia)
ADAdellion (game)
ADActivation/Deactivation
ADAssembly Drawings (Nortel)
ADAntonio Davis
ADAdvance Design
ADAnti-Diarrheal
ADAnimal Development (genetics)
ADAdvance Development
ADAverage Deviation
ADAperture Door
ADAbsolute Deviation
ADAttitude Determination
ADAttention Danger (gaming clan)
ADAdvo, Inc (stock ticker symbol)
ADActive Delivery
ADAssistant Driller
ADAdministrative Distance (routing information source rating)
ADAssignment Date
ADAlarm Data (Alcatel)
ADActivating Domain
ADAcquisition and Divestiture
ADAzure Dreams (role-playing game)
ADAce Deuce (band)
ADApplicable Document
ADAdaptive Development
ADAssociated Document
ADAdoptive Dad
ADAffinity Diagram (Sprint - Quality)
ADAviation Machinist Mate (US Navy rating)
ADAußer Dienst (German: Retired)
ADAcronym Dictionary
ADAutograph Document
ADAndrew Dick (manuscript surcharge mark, British East Africa)
ADAberforth Dumbledore (Harry Potter character)
ADAid to the Disabled
ADautodestruct (syringe)
ADAttack Director
ADAutonomous Domain
ADAfter Divestiture
ADAmplitude Distortion
ADAutogenic Drainage (respiratory physiology)
ADAmigos de Dios (Guatemala church support group)
ADAuricula Derecha (Spanish: Right Atrium)
ADArchive Device
ADAncillary Device
ADActivity Driver
ADAddendum Document (to an OSI Standard; ISO)
ADAcquisition Directorate
ADAlternativa Demokratika/Alliance for Social Justice (Malta)
ADAcademic Don
ADAfter Dianetics (L. Ron Hubbard)
ADAffiliate Defined
ADApproved Direction
ADArmament Division
ADAnalysis of Dispersion
ADAccession Document
ADAcknowledgement Due (postal)
ADAutomatic Damper
ADAirspace Deconfliction
ADalt.digitiser (newsgroup)
ADAllocation Descriptor (OSTA universal disk format)
ADAir Directive
ADAttila Dogan Company
ADAuthorized Delay
ADAlternating Direct
ADActivity Discard (ITU-T)
ADAkabane Disease
ADAlcohol Deprived
ADAntimatter Decelerator
ADAcoustic Densitometry (ultrasound)
ADArtificial Dumbness
ADAuxiliary Drain
ADPartia Aleanca Demokratike (Party of the Democratic Alliance, Albania, aka: PADSh)
ADAdjunct Detector (US DoD)
ADAutomatic Depressurization
ADAdd Delegations (security permissions)
ADAdvanced Deployability
ADAccumulator Dehydrator (automotive A/C component)
ADAlternating Directly
ADAntidisturbance
ADAcoustic Deficiency
ADAperture Card Diazo
ADAnderson-Darling Statistical Test
ADAwaiting Disconnection
ADAntodromic
ADAuxiliary Destroyer Tender
ADAcquisition Doppler
ADAlarco - Dogus
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In those branches of administration which the king did not himself direct, such for instance as the "fermes" (the public domains throughout the country on which a revenue was levied), the clerks were to their superior what the clerks of a business-house are to their employer; they learned a science which would one day advance them to prosperity.
From that day forth bureaucracy used to its own profit the mistrust that stands between receipts and expenditures; it degraded the administration for the benefit of the administrators; in short, it spun those lilliputian threads which have chained France to Parisian centralization,--as if from 1500 to 1800 France had undertaken nothing for want of thirty thousand government clerks
The government-clerks being led to detest the administrations which lessened both their salaries and their importance, treated them as a courtesan treats an aged lover, and gave them mere work for money; a state of things which would have seemed as intolerable to the administration as to the clerks, had the two parties dared to feel each other's pulse, or had the higher salaries not succeeded in stifling the voices of the lower.
Thus the mediocrity of French administration has slowly come about.
Another evil, brought about by modern customs, which Rabourdin counted among the causes of this secret demoralization, was the fact that there is no real subordination in the administration in Paris; complete equality reigns between the head of an important division and the humblest copying-clerk; one is as powerful as the other in an arena outside of which each lords it in his own way.
It is difficult to recount in detail, chapter by chapter, a plan which embraced the whole budget and continued down through the minutest details of administration in order to keep the whole synthetical; but perhaps a slight sketch of the principal reforms will suffice for those who understand such matters, as well as for those who are wholly ignorant of the administrative system.
To the ministry of foreign affairs belonged the administration of justice, the household of the king, and all that concerned arts, sciences, and belles lettres.
I now reiterate these sentiments; and, in doing so, I only press upon the public attention the most conclusive evidence of which the case is susceptible, that the property, peace, and security of no section are to be in any wise endangered by the now incoming administration.
But no organic law can ever be framed with a provision specifically applicable to every question which may occur in practical administration.
While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.
Such of you as are now dissatisfied, still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point, the laws of your own framing under it; while the new administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either.
If, therefore, as has been elsewhere remarked, the people should in future become more partial to the federal than to the State governments, the change can only result from such manifest and irresistible proofs of a better administration, as will overcome all their antecedent propensities.
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