mandate


mandate
{{11}}mandate (n.) "judicial or legal order," c.1500, from M.Fr. mandat (15c.) and directly from L. mandatum "commission, command, order," noun use of neuter pp. of mandare "to order, commit to one's charge," lit. "to give into one's hand," probably from manus "hand" (see MANUAL (Cf. manual)) + dare "to give" (see DATE (Cf. date) (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.
{{12}}mandate (v.) 1620s, "to command," from MANDATE (Cf. 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.

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  • Mandate — can refer to: Mandate (international law), an obligation handed down by an inter governmental body Mandate (criminal law), an official or authoritative command; an order or injunction Mandate (politics), the power granted by an electorate… …   Wikipedia

  • Mandate — Beschreibung Schwules Magazin Verlag Mavety Media Group Erstausgabe April 1975 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mandate — n 1 dictate, *command, order, injunction, bidding, behest Analogous words: charging or charge, direction, instruction (see corresponding verbs at COMMAND): sanctioning or sanction, endorsement, approval (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE) 2… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mandate — [man′dāt΄] n. [L mandatum, neut. pp. of mandare, lit., to put into one s hand, command, entrust < manus, a hand + pp. of dare, to give: see MANUAL & DATE1] 1. an authoritative order or command, esp. a written one 2. Historical a) a commission… …   English World dictionary

  • Mandate — Man date, n. [L. mandatum, fr. mandare to commit to one s charge, order, orig., to put into one s hand; manus hand + dare to give: cf. F. mandat. See {Manual}, {Date} a time, and cf. {Commend}, {Maundy Thursday}.] 1. An official or authoritative… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mandate — Mandāte, franz. Papiergeld, s. Assignaten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • mandaté — mandaté, ée (man da té, tée) adj. Terme de finances. Porté sur un mandat. Somme mandatée …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • mandate — [n] authority, order authorization, behest, bidding, blank check*, carte blanche*, charge, command, commission, decree, dictate, directive, edict, fiat, go ahead*, green light*, imperative, injunction, instruction, okay*, precept, sanction,… …   New thesaurus

  • mandate — ► NOUN 1) an official order or authorization. 2) the authority to carry out a policy, regarded as given by the electorate to a party or candidate that wins an election. 3) historical a commission from the League of Nations to a member state to… …   English terms dictionary

  • mandate — The formal appointment to advise on or arrange a project financing. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. mandate man‧date 1 [ˈmændeɪt] noun [countable] 1. LAW the right and the power to do something that is given to a government or elected… …   Financial and business terms


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