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Definitions and Synonyms of mandate | Another word for mandate | What is mandate?

Definition 1: the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory - [noun denoting act]

(mandate is a kind of ...) the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

(mandate belongs to category ...) the study of government of states and other political units

Definition 2: a document giving an official instruction or command - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for mandate in the sense of this definition

(mandate is a kind of ...) (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

(... are attributes of mandate) endowed with authority

(... are attributes of mandate) not endowed with authority

(mandate belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for mandate in the sense of this definition

(mandate is a kind of ...) a region marked off for administrative or other purposes

(... is an instance of mandate) a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948

Definition 4: assign authority to - [verb of communication]

(mandate is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

Definition 5: make mandatory - [verb of communication]

Samples where mandate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new director of the school board mandated regular tests

(mandate is a kind of ...) issue commands or orders for

Samples where mandate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mandate a colony

(mandate is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

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