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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

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

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

Achieving price stability is not only important in itself, it is also central to attaining the Federal Reserve's other mandate objectives of maximum sustainable employment and moderate long-term interest rates.
Ben Bernanke

On October 18, 1941, I suddenly received a mandate from His Majesty to form a new cabinet. This was completely unexpected, and when I was summoned to the Imperial Palace I thought I would be questioned on the army's point of view.
Hideki Tojo

Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. Believe me, it will be enough.
Mario Draghi
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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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