Mandate meaning

măndāt
An authoritative command or instruction.
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A command or authorization given by a political electorate to the winner of an election.
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To require as by law; make mandatory.
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To assign (a region, etc.) as a mandate.
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(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.
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To make mandatory, as by law; decree or require.

Mandated desegregation of public schools.

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The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order.
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To assign (a colony or territory) to a specified nation under a mandate of the League of Nations.
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An authoritative order or command, esp. a written one.
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The definition of a mandate is a command to do something.

An example of mandate is a state requiring schools to teach a particular curriculum.

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A declaration that indicates that an investment banker has won the opportunity to do debt or equity underwriting for a corporation or to advise it on merger discussions.
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The voters’ show of support, typically greater than a simple majority, for a particular political candidate or party.
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A court’s order directing a lower court or judicial officer to perform a particular action.
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An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
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To make mandatory.
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Origin of mandate

  • Latin mandātum from neuter past participle of mandāre to order man-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Noun is from Latin mandatum (“a charge, order, command, commission, injunction”), neut of. mandatus, past participle of mandare (“to commit to one's charge, order, command, commission, literally to put into one's hands”), from manus (“hand”) + dare (“to put”). Compare command, commend, demand, remand.

    From Wiktionary

  • Verb is from the noun.

    From Wiktionary