2 a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they ar able to stand by themselves [syn: mandatory]
3 the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
1 assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony"
2 make mandatory; "the new director of the schoolbaord mandated regular tests"
3 assign authority to
EtymologyNoun is from mandatum and verb is from the noun.
- An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
- to authorize
- Plural of mandata
Mandate can refer to:
- Mandate (civil law), same as power of attorney in common law
- Mandate (international law), an obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body
- Mandate (criminal law), an official or authoritative command; an order or injunction
- Mandate (politics), the power granted by an electorate
- League of Nations mandates, quasi-colonial territories established under Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, 28 June 1919
- Mandate (theology), to some Christians, an order from God
- a mandate is the formal notice of decision from an appeals court
- Mandate (trade union), the trade union in Ireland
- Mandate magazine, a gay pornographic magazine published since the 1970s
- Mandate of Heaven, a traditional Chinese concept of legitimacy used to support the rule of the kings of the Shang Dynasty and later the Emperors of China
mandate in Czech: Mandát
mandate in German: Mandat
mandate in French: Mandat
mandate in Dutch: Mandaat
mandate in Polish: Mandat
mandate in Portuguese: Mandato (desambiguação)
mandate in Slovenian: Mandat
mandate in Finnish: Mandaatti
mandate in Russian: мандат
mandate in Turkish: Manda (diplomasi)
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