• IPA: /ˈmæn.deɪt/

mandate (plural mandates)

  1. An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
  2. (politics) The authority to do something, as granted to a politician by the electorate.
    • 2002, Leroy G. Dorsey, The Presidency and Rhetorical Leadership, Texas A&M University Press (ISBN 9781603444439), page 30
      John Tyler and James K. Polk both regarded the election results as a mandate for the annexation of Texas.
  3. A papal rescript.
  4. (Canada) A period during which a government is in power.
Translations Verb

mandate (mandates, present participle mandating; past and past participle mandated)

  1. to authorize
  2. to make mandatory
  • French: autoriser
  • Russian: уполномо́чивать

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