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n. pl. man·da·tar·ies
A person or nation receiving a mandate.


(ˈmæn dəˌtɛr i)

also mandatory

n., pl. -tar•ies also -tor•ies.
a person or nation holding a mandate.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
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Noun1.mandatary - the recipient of a mandatemandatary - the recipient of a mandate    
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
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2012), the mandate represents the contract by means of which a party called mandatary undertakes conclusion of one or several legal acts on account of the other party called mandator.
Contract award: activity as a mandatary of the state of thuringia: examination and processing of applications for state guarantees.