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Definition of Mandate

Mandate

  1. An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
  2. 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. A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous.

Mandate Quotations

For the first 1,500 years of the Christian epoch, this problem of 'authority,' in both senses of that term, was solved by having the divine mandate wrapped up in languages that the majority of the congregation could not understand, and by having it presented to them by a special caste or class who alone possessed the mystery of celestial decoding.
Christopher Hitchens

Most of the Ten Commandments are negative. The purpose of law is not to mandate good behavior. That concept comes from the French Revolution.
Randall Terry

I got all the respect in the world for the front-runners in this race, but ask yourself: If we replace a Democratic insider with a Republican insider, you think we're really going to change Washington, D.C.? You don't have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and the Obamacare individual mandate.
Rick Perry

Obamacare is a private mandate that will drive billions to the insurance industry, much like the auto insurance mandate. Hardly socialism. In fact, it was a Republican plan to begin with.
Adam McKay

I only have disdain for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He raised taxes and has increased regulations. What else is new? He's a bully who wants to micro-manage people's lives by mandate, not persuasion.
Mark Skousen
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Mandate Translations

mandate in Dutch is volmacht, mandaat, lastbrief
mandate in French is commettant, mandat
mandate in German is Mandat
mandate in Italian is mandato
mandate in Latin is mandatum
mandate in Portuguese is mandato
mandate in Spanish is mandato
mandate in Swedish is mandat