Origin of mandate
historical usage of mandate
Mandātum is a neuter noun use of the past participle mandātus, from mandāre “to hand over, deliver, consign, entrust, delegate.” The first element of Latin mandāre is from the noun manus “hand”; the second part looks as if it were from dare “to give,” but in fact -dāre is a derivation of the combining form -dere “to put, place,” from a very widespread Proto-Indo-European root dhē-, dhō- “to place, set, put,” source of the English verb do. Mandāre therefore means “to put in the hands (of).”
Mandātum, via Old and Middle French mandé “washing of poor people’s feet during the Holy Thursday liturgy,” becomes maunde in Middle English and maundy in Modern English. Mandé, maunde, and maundy derive from the Vulgate Latin text of Jesus’ words during the Last Supper (Gospel of St. John, 13:34): Mandātum novum dō vōbis, ut diligātis invicem “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another.”
OTHER WORDS FROM mandateun·man·dat·ed, adjective
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How to use mandate in a sentence
For instance, if members of Congress advocate for specific reforms like a new financial transaction tax or new mandates for regulators rather than just expressing their concerns, the issue could become more partisan.
Day has been advocating for a local mask mandate, as seen in other cities and counties.Despite Crackdown Announcement, Not Much COVID-19 Enforcement Is Happening|Jesse Marx|February 11, 2021|Voice of San Diego
In other posts, she mocked mask mandates to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Gina Carano is off ‘The Mandalorian’ over ‘abhorrent and unacceptable’ social media posts, Lucasfilm says|Timothy Bella|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Three states — Iowa, North Dakota and Mississippi — have lifted such mandates.Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says|Lena H. Sun, Fenit Nirappil|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
This was most likely due to public health mandates that required a shift away from in-person care.One big hiccup in US efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines? Poor internet access.|By Tamra Burns Loeb, Et Al./The Conversation|February 10, 2021|Popular-Science
“This is a federal mandate that is causing some real problems for schools across the country,” Kline told a CBS affiliate in July.
Part of the problem is the mandate of the war and the means with which the U.S. is fighting it do not match up.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
According to Schumer, Obama and his administration had misinterpreted their 2008 electoral mandate.
And if the Little Sisters prevail, the entire contraception mandate falls.
And to other parts of the Affordable Care Act, not just the so-called “contraception mandate.”
My crutch emphasized this mandate, but I could not see how it was received, for every scholar's face was hidden from me by a book.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
I suppose uncle's letter must be taken as a royal mandate, and that we must leave here at once.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The officers of the Lisbon troops talk loudly of his being obliged to do his duty, and obey the mandate of the Cortes.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Having thus issued his mandate, the groom came forth from the stable.
No necessity to answer him; make signs that you obey the sultan's mandate; you know how they do it.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for mandate
- Roman law a contract by which one person commissions another to act for him gratuitously and the other accepts the commission
- contract law a contract of bailment under which the party entrusted with goods undertakes to perform gratuitously some service in respect of such goods
- Scots law a contract by which a person is engaged to act in the management of the affairs of another
Derived forms of mandatemandator, noun
Word Origin for mandate
Cultural definitions for mandate
A command or an expression of a desire, especially by a group of voters for a political program. Politicians elected in landslide victories often claim that their policies have received a mandate from the voters.