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1    an official or authoritative instruction or command  
2      (Politics)   the support or commission given to a government and its policies or an elected representative and his policies through an electoral victory  
3    often cap     (Also called)    mandated territory   (formerly) any of the territories under the trusteeship of the League of Nations administered by one of its member states  
a      (Roman law)   a contract by which one person commissions another to act for him gratuitously and the other accepts the commission  
b      (Contract law)   a contract of bailment under which the party entrusted with goods undertakes to perform gratuitously some service in respect of such goods  
c      (Scots law)   a contract by which a person is engaged to act in the management of the affairs of another  
      vb   tr  
5      (International law)   to assign (territory) to a nation under a mandate  
6    to delegate authority to  
7    Obsolete   to give a command to  
     (C16: from Latin mandatum something commanded, from mandare to command, perhaps from manus hand + dare to give)  
  mandator      n  
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authority, authorization, bidding, canon, charge, command, commission, decree, directive, edict, fiat, injunction, instruction, order, precept, sanction, warrant  

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See also:

manducate, Mande, manat, manatee

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