mandate : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a document giving an official instruction or command
  • 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
  • n  the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
  • v  assign under a mandate
    mandate a colony
  • v  make mandatory
    the new director of the school board mandated regular tests
  • v  assign authority to

  • The town council mandated that the no loudspeakers will be allowed during exam time of students.
  • On the left, activists dislike an individual-mandate system because it relies on the ability of poor people to navigate the complexities and uncertainties of the free market.
  • And I still think a mandate is necessary, but a cap on what people are obligated to pay needs to be implemented along with the mandate.
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  • Ben Bernanke in
    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...
  • John Podesta in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in International Herald Tribune
    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...

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