verb (used with object), man·dat·ed, man·dat·ing.
Origin of mandate
Synonyms for mandate
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Contemporary Examples of mandated
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)
June 30, 2014
The minimum duration of the voice recordings made in the cockpit should leap from the two hours now mandated to 20 hours.Aviation Leaders Went Missing Along With MH370
May 7, 2014
The second half of the episode dove into the mandated 30 minutes of retrospection necessary for any series finale.I Watched ‘Psych’ For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale
March 27, 2014
The victory for the Little Sisters of the Poor is that they don't have to use the mandated form.SCOTUS Awards Nuns Victory In Birth Control Fight
January 24, 2014
A mandated report on the implementation of the Magnitsky act was due on Dec. 14 but has still not been sent to Congress.Exclusive: Obama Declines to Add Names to Russian Sanction List
December 19, 2013
Historical Examples of mandated
Social distinctions by attire were mandated by statute of 1363.
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
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
Cooperation by officials of other counties was mandated to deal with fugitives from its justice.
noun (ˈmændeɪt, -dɪt)
- Roman lawa contract by which one person commissions another to act for him gratuitously and the other accepts the commission
- contract lawa contract of bailment under which the party entrusted with goods undertakes to perform gratuitously some service in respect of such goods
- Scots lawa contract by which a person is engaged to act in the management of the affairs of another
verb (ˈmændeɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for mandate
"judicial or legal order," c.1500, from Middle French mandat (15c.) and directly from Latin mandatum "commission, command, order," noun use of neuter past participle of mandare "to order, commit to one's charge," literally "to give into one's hand," probably from manus "hand" (see manual) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Political sense of "approval supposedly conferred by voters to the policies or slogans advocated by winners of an election" is from 1796. League of Nations sense is from 1919.
1620s, "to command," from mandate (n.). Meaning "to delegate authority, permit to act on behalf of a group" is from 1958; used earlier in the context of the League of Nations, "to authorize a power to control a certain territory for some specified purpose" (1919). Related: Mandated; mandating.
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.