mandatary

[man-duh-ter-ee]
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
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Word Origin and History for mandatary
n.

"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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