1 having the nature or powers of a mandate
3 (of a state) having received a mandate over some territory
n pl , -ries
4 (Also called)
mandatary a person or state holding a mandate
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binding, compulsory, obligatory, required, requisite
discretionary, nonbinding, noncompulsory, nonobligatory, optional, unnecessary, voluntary
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