mandate mandate  /ˈmæn ˌdeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a document giving an official instruction or command
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
  4. (v) assign under a mandate
  5. (v) make mandatory
  6. (v) assign authority to

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Usage(s):

  • The town council mandated that the no loudspeakers will be allowed during exam time of students.

News

  1. EU gets deal on trans-Atlantic trade pact mandate - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) - The European Union worked around French objections on Friday to agree on a free trade negotiating mandate for sweeping talks with the United States that President Barack Obama wants to officially open next week.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  2. EU gets deal on trans-Atlantic trade pact mandate

    The European Union worked around French objections on Friday to agree on a free trade negotiating mandate for sweeping talks with the United States that President Barack Obama wants to officially open ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. ECB Warns Against Its Mandate

    The ECB has hit back at suggestions that its mandate should be up for discussion. The Financial Times reports.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNBC

Quotes

  1. "We are attentive to the implications of changes in the value of the dollar for inflation and inflation expectations and will continue to formulate policy to guard against risks to both parts of our dual mandate," Bernanke said, referring to the...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "There's a lot that the president can do using his executive authority without waiting for congressional action, and I think we'll see the president do that," Podesta said. "I think that he feels like he has a real mandate for change. We need...
    on Nov 9, 2008 By: John Podesta Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We intend to raise this violation of the Security Council resolution, if it goes forward, in the UN," Clinton said Wednesday in Mexico City. "This provocative action in violation of the UN mandate will not go unnoticed, and there will be...
    on Mar 25, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

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