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Noun: mandate  'man,deyt
  1. (law) a document giving an official instruction or command
    - authorization, authorisation [Brit]
     
  2. A territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
    - mandatory
     
  3. The commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
Verb: mandate  'man,deyt
  1. Assign under a mandate
    "mandate a colony"
     
  2. Make mandatory
    "the new director of the school board mandated regular tests"
     
  3. Assign authority to

Derived forms: mandated, mandating, mandates

See also: authorised [Brit], authorized, unauthorised [Brit], unauthorized

Type of: assign, commission, commissioning, delegate, depute, designate, dictate, district, dominion, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document, order, prescribe, territorial dominion, territory

Encyclopedia: Mandate