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mandate

man·date

mandate

 
pronunciation:
maen deIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a commission given to a country to administer territory on behalf of an international body such as, formerly, the League of Nations.
Britain was given a mandate over Palestine after World War I.
similar words:
authorization, commission, decree, edict, sanction, writ
definition 2: the territory subject to such an order.
Palestine was a British mandate from 1920 until 1948.
synonyms:
dependency, protectorate
similar words:
colony, province, subject, territory
definition 3: a directive given or implied by the vote of an electorate.
The government must now act on its mandate to deal with the problem of unemployment.
similar words:
command, dictate, directive, landslide, order, will
definition 4: an authoritative order or directive, as from a sovereign or from a higher court to a lower one.
Many of the nobles refused to obey the king's mandate.
synonyms:
decree, directive, edict, injunction
similar words:
dictate, fiat, order, remand, ukase
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mandated, mandates, mandating
definition 1: to consign (territories or colonies) to the care and authority of a specified nation by mandate.
The League of Nations mandated Palestine to Britain.
similar words:
consign, entrust
definition 2: to authorize or require, as by law or popular vote.
The new law mandates the recycling of glass and paper by all local businesses.The Surgeon General mandated that cigarette packaging display health warnings.
synonyms:
authorize, ordain
similar words:
compel, impose, institute, license, require, sanction
Word Parts
The word mandate contains the following parts:
mand Latin root that means give an order