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ˈmæn deɪtman·date

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mandate, authorization, authorisationnoun

    a document giving an official instruction or command

  2. mandate, mandatorynoun

    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. mandateverb

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

  4. mandateverb

    assign under a mandate

    "mandate a colony"

  5. mandateverb

    make mandatory

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

  6. mandateverb

    assign authority to

GCIDE

  1. Mandatenoun

    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.

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Mandatenoun

    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.

    Etymology: [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. mandatenoun

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

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

  2. mandateverb

    to authorize

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mandatenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Mandatenoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Mandatenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mandate

    A peaceful, easy, accurate, specific and simple signal sent by an electorate to a country or specific form of unity government at an election or during a unity government term to action their collective choices, voices and policies and ensure their collective authority is created, changed, provided and actioned responsibly, easily, effectively and efficiently.

    The electorate gave their mandate for change by choosing a unity government, leadership by the political party that received the visible number of votes in the election.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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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

Examples of mandate in a Sentence

  1. Kris Kobach:

    Americans think our laws need to be followed, president-elect Trump is in a unique position. He has the mandate from the American people to end illegal immigration and secure our borders for once and for all.

  2. Mutha Ashok Jain:

    The case is about drugs... it is not our mandate to look into the suicide, the investigation is progressing and as we go along we will try to do some more work and look at the entire network.

  3. John Catanzara:

    I've made my status very clear as far as the vaccine, but I do not believe the city has the authority to mandate that to anybody, let alone that information about your medical history and change the terms of employment so to speak on the fly.

  4. Cory Booker:

    Sen. Sessions has not demonstrated a commitment to a central requisite of the job to aggressively pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our citizens.

  5. The DOJ:

    Even worse, Governor Cuomo in New York intentionally tried to cover up the true death toll resulting from his mandate. Grieving families deserve answers and accountability. It’s unconscionable that Biden’s Department of Justice refuses to investigate the deadly actions that went against CDC’s medical guidance taken in these states.

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