verb (used with object), man·dat·ed, man·dat·ing.
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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
Example sentences from the Web for mandate
The governors of Iowa and North Dakota recently announced mandates that require people to wear masks in public.When states mandate masks, fewer people catch COVID-19||November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Numerous studies have found that masks, and perhaps even the mandates, reduce the risk of transmission.Inconclusive results, missing data: Experts push back on a study questioning the efficacy of masks|Meryl Kornfield|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Michigan, which also has NFL and major college football teams within its borders, has a similar mask mandate for athletic teams.Pennsylvania says all athletes must wear masks while playing. The Steelers say they’re exempt.|Matt Bonesteel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Marissa Mayer is back, a governor flips on a mask mandate, and a female CEO puts up a Fortune 500 first.PG&E’s new CEO is the first woman to leap from top of one Fortune 500 company to another|kristenlbellstrom|November 19, 2020|Fortune
Some governors are issuing stay-at-home orders and mask mandates, and Americans are being urged by health experts to stay home for Thanksgiving and not hold traditionally large gatherings.New York City schools closing because of rising coronavirus rates — and so are all schools in Kentucky|Valerie Strauss|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
He says the majority of his clients are court-mandated to attend his 26-week group sessions.
Under Mississippi law, if no candidate receives 50 percent, a runoff is mandated, held three weeks later.How Thad Cochran Pulled Off a Win Over Chris McDaniel (Simple, Really)|Stuart Stevens|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The minimum duration of the voice recordings made in the cockpit should leap from the two hours now mandated to 20 hours.
Then money for the DOD program was sidelined by the sequestration budget cuts mandated by Congress, Retsky was told.
Cooperation by officials of other counties was mandated to deal with fugitives from its justice.
As the membership of the League is increased, this will practically ensure the "open door" to all nations in the mandated areas.The Problem of Foreign Policy|Gilbert Murray
The latter option is particularly unpalatable given the significant increase in the tax rate already mandated in law.
A good minister, known to a near relative of mine, always thus "mandated" his sermon, and punctually delivered it word for word.To My Younger Brethren|Handley C. G. Moule
Social distinctions by attire were mandated by statute of 1363.
British Dictionary definitions for mandate
noun (ˈmændeɪt, -dɪt)
- 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
verb (ˈmændeɪt) (tr)
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.