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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

Part of my mandate is to curb corruption and streamline a cumbersome, graft-ridden bureaucracy, to put resources where they will provide the clearest results, and to untangle a complicated regulatory environment.
Benigno Aquino III

This mandate that I seek is about continuity and sustainability against disruption and stagnation, about moving forward versus regressing. We have to safeguard what we have already achieved. We cannot put at risk what we have; we cannot gamble away our future.
Najib Razak

Well, usually when you talk about a mandate, you're talking about an overwhelming win. I don't think by any measurement the 2004 election was an overwhelming win.
Lincoln Chafee

For me, it's a great joy to be together with priests: in the end, the bishop of Rome is the bishop and brother of all priests. His mandate is to confirm the brothers in the faith.
Pope Benedict XVI

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
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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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