What does mandate mean?

    I would like to know the definition of mandate?

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    A mandate is a command or written authority to act for someone.  Like the word, mandatory.

    man·date (mndt)
    1. An authoritative command or instruction.
    2. A command or an authorization given by a political electorate to its representative.
    a. A commission from the League of Nations authorizing a member nation to administer a territory.
    b. A region under such administration.
    4. Law
    a. An order issued by a superior court or an official to a lower court.
    b. A contract by which one party agrees to perform services for another without payment.
    tr.v. man·dat·ed, man·dat·ing, man·dates
    1. To assign (a colony or territory) to a specified nation under a mandate.
    2. To make mandatory, as by law; decree or require: mandated desegregation of public schools.
    [Latin mandtum, from neuter past participle of mandre, to order; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.]


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