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man·date

 (măn′dāt′)
n.
1. An authoritative command or instruction.
2. A command or authorization given by a political electorate to the winner of an election.
3.
a. A commission from the League of Nations authorizing a member nation to administer a territory.
b. A region under such administration.
4. Law The specific directive issued by a reviewing court to a lower court, as in requiring the lower court to enter a new judgment or to conduct further proceedings consistent with the reviewing court's ruling.
tr.v. man·dat·ed, man·dat·ing, man·dates
1. To assign (a colony or territory) to a specified nation under a mandate of the League of Nations.
2. To make mandatory, as by law; decree or require: mandated desegregation of public schools.

[Latin mandātum, from neuter past participle of mandāre, to order; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

man′da′tor n.

mandate

n
1. an official or authoritative instruction or command
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics the support or commission given to a government and its policies or an elected representative and his policies through an electoral victory
3. (Historical Terms) (often capital) Also called: mandated territory (formerly) any of the territories under the trusteeship of the League of Nations administered by one of its member states
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) Also called: mandated territory (formerly) any of the territories under the trusteeship of the League of Nations administered by one of its member states
5. (Law)
a. Roman law a contract by which one person commissions another to act for him gratuitously and the other accepts the commission
b. contract law a contract of bailment under which the party entrusted with goods undertakes to perform gratuitously some service in respect of such goods
c. Scots law a contract by which a person is engaged to act in the management of the affairs of another
vb (tr)
6. (Law) international law to assign (territory) to a nation under a mandate
7. to delegate authority to
8. obsolete to give a command to
[C16: from Latin mandātum something commanded, from mandāre to command, perhaps from manus hand + dāre to give]
ˈmanˌdator n

man•date

(ˈmæn deɪt)

n., v. -dat•ed, -dat•ing. n.
1. a command or authorization to act in a particular way given by the electorate to its representative.
2. any authoritative order or command: a royal mandate.
3. (in the League of Nations) a commission given to a nation to administer the government and affairs of a former Turkish territory or German colony.
4. such a territory or colony.
5. a command from a superior court or official to a lower one.
v.t.
6. to authorize or decree (a particular action).
7. to make mandatory.
8. to consign (a territory) under a mandate.
[1540–50; < Latin mandātum, from mandāre to give as a commission, literally, to hand over]
man′da•tor, n.

mandate


Past participle: mandated
Gerund: mandating

Imperative
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Present
I mandate
you mandate
he/she/it mandates
we mandate
you mandate
they mandate
Preterite
I mandated
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he/she/it mandated
we mandated
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Present Continuous
I am mandating
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he/she/it is mandating
we are mandating
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Present Perfect
I have mandated
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Past Continuous
I was mandating
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he/she/it was mandating
we were mandating
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Past Perfect
I had mandated
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Future
I will mandate
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you will mandate
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Future Perfect
I will have mandated
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Future Continuous
I will be mandating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mandating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mandating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mandating
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Conditional
I would mandate
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mandate - a document giving an official instruction or commandmandate - a document giving an official instruction or command
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.mandate - a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselvesmandate - a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
3.mandate - the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victorymandate - the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
commissioning, commission - the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
Verb1.mandate - assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony"
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
2.mandate - make mandatory; "the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"
dictate, prescribe, order - issue commands or orders for
3.mandate - assign authority tomandate - assign authority to      
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

mandate

noun command, order, charge, authority, commission, sanction, instruction, warrant, decree, bidding, canon, directive, injunction, fiat, edict, authorization, precept The union already has a mandate to ballot for a strike.

mandate

noun
1. An authoritative indication to be obeyed:
2. Conferred power:
Translations
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mandate

[ˈmændeɪt]
A. N
1. (= authority) → mandato m
the UN troops have no mandate to intervene in the fightinglas tropas de la ONU no tienen mandato para intervenir en el conflicto
he does not have a mandate to rule this countrycarece de autoridad para gobernar este país
2. (= country) → territorio m bajo mandato
B. VT
1. (= authorize) [+ person] → encomendar, encargar; [+ elections] → autorizar
2. [+ country] → asignar bajo mandato (to a)
3. (US) (= make mandatory) → exigir

mandate

[ˈmændeɪt]
nmandat m
to give sb a mandate → donner mandat à qn
to be given a mandate to do sth → être mandaté(e) pour faire qch
vt
to be mandated to do sth → être mandaté(e) pour faire qch

mandate

nAuftrag m; (Pol) → Mandat nt; (= territory)Mandat(sgebiet) nt; to give somebody a mandate to do somethingjdm den Auftrag geben or jdn damit beauftragen, etw zu tun; we have a clear mandate from the country to …wir haben den eindeutigen Wählerauftrag, zu …
vt to mandate a territory to somebodyein Gebiet jds Verwaltung (dat)unterstellen, ein Gebiet als Mandat an jdn vergeben

mandate

[ˈmændeɪt] ndelega, mandato
References in classic literature ?
My readers have told me what to do with Dorothy, and Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, and I have obeyed their mandates.
To the last stumble of its stumbling end this dray horse must abide by the mandates of the lesser truth that is the truth of life and that makes life possible to persist.
When the sophist would supplant, with the wild theories of his worldly wisdom, the positive mandates of inspiration, let him remember the expansion of his own feeble intellects, and pause—let him feel the wisdom of God in what is partially concealed.
Public questions were gravely debated and passed upon according to the old forms, while in reality all that was done was to give the stamp of constitutional procedure to the mandates of the Oligarchy.
I glanced at the first page; it seemed full of extravagant protestations of affection; impetuous longings for a speedy reunion - and impious defiance of God's mandates, and railings against His providence for having cast their lot asunder, and doomed them both to the hateful bondage of alliance with those they could not love.
She listened to nothing but her own voice, and consequently nothing was heard but her mandates to depart.
The American will know how to appreciate the importance of this opinion, in relation to the house in question, when he is told that it was written by one of those inspired moralists, and profound constitutional lawyers, and ingenious political economists, who daily teach their fellow creatures how to give practical illustrations of the mandates of the Bible, how to discriminate in vexed questions arising from the national compact, and how to manage their private affairs in such a way as to escape the quicksands that have wrecked their own.
Also that kind of obedience, which Tacitus speaketh of, is to be held suspected: Erant in officio, sed tamen qui mallent mandata imperantium interpretari quam exequi; disputing, excusing, cavilling upon mandates and directions, is a kind of shaking off the yoke, and assay of disobedience; especially if in those disputings, they which are for the direction, speak fearfully and tenderly, and those that are against it, audaciously.
La has ignored the mandates of her religion, waiting, always waiting for Tarzan--for her Tarzan.
with all his lore, Wherefore he sang, or whence the mandate sped.
The above-mentioned purchase was made on his highness's account, whose mandate I had, for the sum of four hundred thousand francs.
I heard that thousands of prisoners had been released, few of whom dared to return to their own countries owing to the mandate of terrible death which rests against all who return from the Valley Dor.