administrivia
n
1) The useless corporate act of filling out development plans, status reports, email correspondence, replying to voicemail, etc. The things nobody would do unless he had to.

I spent three hours taking care of all the administrivia (administrivial stuff) this afternoon.

2) Small print at the bottom of written documents, particularly those written by corporate lawyers.

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