Definition of Mandate:

  1. Written authorization and/or command by a person, group, or organization (the mandator) to another (the mandatary) to take a certain course of action. Normally revocable until executed, a mandate is automatically terminated on the bankruptcy, incapacitation, removal from office, or death of the mandator. A check, for example, is a mandate issued by a customer of a bank, to pay it as instructed, from a customers account balance.

  2. Assign (territory) under a mandate of the League of Nations.

  3. The authority to carry out a policy or course of action, regarded as given by the electorate to a candidate or party that is victorious in an election.

  4. Give (someone) authority to act in a certain way.

  5. An official order or commission to do something.

Synonyms of Mandate

Authority, Approval, Acceptance, Ratification, Endorsement, Authorize, Commission, Depute, Appoint, Nominate, Name, Mandate, Empower, Charge, Choose, Select, Designate, Elect, Adverse possession, Agency, Agentship, Ally, Alodium, Archduchy, Archdukedom, Assignment, Authority, Authorization, Behest, Bench warrant, Bid, Bidding, Body politic, Brevet, Buffer state, Burgage, Call on, Call the signals, Call upon, Capias, Captive nation, Care, Caveat, Charge, Chieftaincy, Chieftainry, City-state, Claim, Colony, Command, Commission, Commissioning, Commitment, Commonweal, Commonwealth, Consignment, Constitutional referendum, Country, County, Cure, De facto, De jure, Death warrant, Declare, Decree, Delegated authority, Delegation, Dependency, Deputation, Derivative title, Devolution, Devolvement, Dictate, Direct, Direct initiative, Domain, Dominion, Duchy, Dukedom, Earldom, Embassy, Empery, Empire, Empowerment, Enjoin, Entrusting, Entrustment, Errand, Executorship, Exequatur, Factorship, Facultative referendum, Fee fief, Fee position, Fee simple, Fee simple absolute, Fee simple conditional, Fee simple defeasible, Fee simple determinable, Fee tail, Feodum, Feud, Fiat, Fiefdom, Fieri facias, Frankalmoign, Free city, Free socage, Freehold, Full power, Gavelkind, Give an order, Give the word, Grand duchy, Habere facias possessionem, Having title to, Hold, Holding, Imperative, Indirect initiative, Initiative, Injunction, Instruct, Interdict, Issue a command, Issue a writ, Jurisdiction, Kingdom, Knight service, Land, Lay fee, Lease, Leasehold, Legal claim, Legal possession, Legation, License, Lieutenancy, Mandamus, Mandant, Mandated territory, Mandatee, Mandatory, Mandatory injunction, Mandatory referendum, Mission, Mittimus, Nation, Nationality, Nisi prius, Notice, Notification, Occupancy, Occupation, Office, Ordain, Order, Order about, Original title, Owning, Plebiscite, Plebiscitum, Plenipotentiary power, Polis, Polity, Possessing, Possession, Power, Power of attorney, Power to act, Precept, Preoccupancy, Preoccupation, Prepossession, Prescription, Principality, Principate, Process, Proclaim, Procuration, Prohibitory injunction, Promulgate, Pronounce, Property, Property rights, Proprietary rights, Protectorate, Province, Proxy, Puppet government, Puppet regime, Purview, Realm, Recall, Referendum, Regency, Regentship, Republic, Responsibility, Rule, Satellite, Say the word, Search warrant, Seisin, Seneschalty, Settlement, Socage, Sovereign nation, Squatting, State, Statutory referendum, Sublease, Sultanate, Superpower, Task, Tenancy, Tenantry, Tenure, Tenure in chivalry, Territory, Title, Toparchia, Toparchy, Trust, Trusteeship, Underlease, Undertenancy, Usucapion, Vicarious authority, Villein socage, Villeinhold, Villenage, Warrant, Warrant of arrest, Warrant of attorney, Word, Writ, Instruction, Directive, Direction, Decree, Command, Order, Injunction, Edict, Charge, Commission, Bidding, Warrant, Ruling, Ordinance, Law, Statute, Fiat

How to use Mandate in a sentence?

  1. The recent controversial mandate requiring all employees to follow an identical dress code regardless of their gender was lifted yesterday.
  2. A sick leader living beyond his mandate.
  3. A mandate to seek the release of political prisoners.
  4. There was a mandate that the candidate kiss a baby, but defied and and predictably lost the very important senate race.
  5. Other colleges have mandated coed fraternities.
  6. The North Korean government mandate s that no North Koreans can leave the country without first obtain permission from the government which is difficult to come by.

Meaning of Mandate & Mandate Definition