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The ACL permissions are not prescriptive, they can mean whatever you want them to mean, or you can write your own AbstractBasicAclEntry subclass that provides application-specific permissions.
Administration usually means "all permissions plus the ability to modify ACLs for this object". So a holder of administration can grant new privileges, whereas a user with write permissions can only write to the object (not its ACLs).