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
Models predict that if the US adopted a universal mask mandate, cases would almost immediately drop and lower death tolls would follow.When states mandate masks, fewer people catch COVID-19||November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Kim Reynolds, who previously labeled coronavirus restrictions as “feel good measures,” ordered a statewide mandate requiring residents over the age of 2 to wear masks in indoor public spaces.Republicans are starting to embrace COVID precautions after initially resisting|Aric Jenkins|November 17, 2020|Fortune
The new restrictions are notable for Reynolds, who has resisted implementing a statewide mask mandate since the spring.With coronavirus cases spiking nationwide, all signs point to a harrowing autumn|Brady Dennis, Jacqueline Dupree, Marisa Iati|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Back in 2012, one of the key issues before the Supreme Court was the legality of the “individual mandate” — a component of the ACA that required all Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.What Happens If the Supreme Court Overturns Obamacare?|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|November 10, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The plaintiffs argue that if the penalty is zero then it isn’t a tax, so the court’s 2012 reasoning no longer applies, and the mandate is unconstitutional.What to know about the Supreme Court’s case on the constitutionality of Obamacare|Geoffrey Colvin|November 10, 2020|Fortune
Some towns in California have already passed zoning rules mandating that new construction come with solar panels.Solar Panels Now Being Offered as a Prebuilt Feature in California|Daniel Gross|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is no federal law mandating that it should be so severe.
“We like beer,” Taylor says, after mandating that everyone crack open an Mmmhops before the drinking games could commence.Hanson Got Me Drunk on Their New Beer, Mmmhops (Really)|Kevin Fallon|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Which was this: we will petition the greedy and insatiable City to paint the curbs blue and white, mandating pay for parking.
On Monday, NPR reported on a new Mississippi law mandating the collection of cord blood from babies born to girls under 16.
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.