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[man-duh-ter-ee] /ˈmæn dəˌtɛr i/
noun, plural mandataries.
a person or nation holding a mandate.
Also, mandatory.
Origin of mandatary
First recorded in 1605-15, mandatary is from the Late Latin word mandātārius one to whom a charge is given. See mandate, -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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"person to whom a mandate has been given," 1610s, from Latin mandatarius "one to whom a charge or commission has been given," from mandatus, past participle of mandare (see mandate (n.)).

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