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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

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.
Marya Mannes

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

Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
Ben Bernanke

If you made me the national commissioner of football, I'd tell you one thing that I would mandate. The second Saturday in September, we're going to have conference day. Everybody from the SEC plays a Big 12 team. Everybody from the Big Ten is going to play the ACC. Everybody from the Big East is going to play the Pac-10.
Lou Holtz

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
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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
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