What does mandate mean?

Definitions for mandateˈmæn deɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mandate, authorization, authorisation(noun)

    a document giving an official instruction or command

  2. mandate, mandatory(noun)

    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

  3. mandate(verb)

    the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

  4. mandate(verb)

    assign under a mandate

    "mandate a colony"

  5. mandate(verb)

    make mandatory

    "the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"

  6. mandate(verb)

    assign authority to

GCIDE

  1. Mandate(n.)

    Hence: (Politics) An authorization to carry out a specific public policy, given by the electorate to their representatives; -- it is considered to be implied by the election of a candidate by a significant margin after that candidate has campaigned with that policy as a prominent element of the campaign platform.

  2. Mandate(n.)

    Hence: Authorization by a multinational body to a nation to administer the government and affairs of a territory, usually a former colony; as, termination of the British mandate in Palestine.

  3. Origin: [L. mandatum, fr. mandare to commit to one's charge, order, orig., to put into one's hand; manus hand + dare to give: cf. F. mandat. See Manual, Date a time, and cf. Commend, Maundy Thursday.]

Wiktionary

  1. mandate(Noun)

    An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.

  2. mandate(Verb)

    to authorize

  3. Origin: Noun is from mandatum, neut of. mandatus, past participle of mandare, from manus + dare. Compare command, commend, demand, remand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mandate(noun)

    an official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept

  2. Mandate(noun)

    a rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation

  3. Mandate(noun)

    a contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous

  4. Origin: [L. mandatum, fr. mandare to commit to one's charge, order, orig., to put into one's hand; manus hand + dare to give: cf. F. mandat. See Manual, Date a time, and cf. Commend, Maundy Thursday.]

Freebase

  1. Mandate

    In politics, a mandate is the authority granted by a constituency to act as its representative. The concept of a government having a legitimate mandate to govern via the fair winning of a democratic election is a central idea of representative democracy. New governments who attempt to introduce policies that they did not make public during an election campaign are said to not have a legitimate mandate to implement such policies. Elections, especially ones with a large margin of victory, are often said to give the newly elected government or elected official an implicit mandate to put into effect certain policies. Also, the period during which a government serves between elections is often referred to as a mandate and when the government seeks re-election it is said to be seeking a "new mandate". In some languages, a 'mandate' can mean a parliamentary seat won in an election rather than the electoral victory itself.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mandate

    man′dāt, n. a charge: a command from a superior official or judge to an inferior, ordering him how to act, esp. from the Pope to a legate, &c.: a right given to a person to act in name of another: a rescript of the Pope.—ns. Man′datary, Man′datory, one to whom a mandate is given by a Man′dator.adj. Man′datory, containing a mandate or command; preceptive: directory. [Fr. mandat—L. mandātum, mandāremanus, hand, dăre, give.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mandate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mandate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shehu Sani:

    A vote is a commitment, a mandate a trust.

  2. Shehu Sani:

    The moral justification of a democratic mandate rest on the fulfillment of its promises and essence.

  3. Chief Justice Roy Moore:

    If it's an unlawful mandate you can refuse to mandate it. You can dissent to the United States Supreme Court.

  4. Marya Mannes:

    It is not enough to show people how to live better there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.

  5. Nir Hefetz:

    If he reaches the conclusion he can run Israel the way he sees fit in this government, then he will continue. If not, he will return the mandate to the voter because that is his responsibility.

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