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mandatary

[ man-duh-ter-ee ]
/ ˈmæn dəˌtɛr i /
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noun, plural man·da·tar·ies.

a person or nation holding a mandate.

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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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