The definition of a mandate is a command to do something.(noun)
An example of mandate is a state requiring schools to teach a particular curriculum.
See mandate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L mandatum, neut. pp. of mandare, lit., to put into one's hand, command, entrust < manus, a hand + pp. of dare, to give: see manual & date
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Origin: Latin mandātum
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter past participle of mandāre, to order; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
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