noun (plural -taries) Date: 15th century mandatory

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  • Mandatary — Man da*ta*ry, n. [L. mandatarius, fr. mandatum a charge, commission, order: cf. F. mandataire. See {Mandate}.] 1. One to whom a command or charge is given; hence, specifically, a person to whom the pope has, by his prerogative, given a mandate or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mandatary — man·da·tary / man də ˌter ē/ n pl tar·ies: a person to whom the power to transact business for another under a mandate is given Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • mandatary — person to whom a mandate has been given, 1610s, from L. mandatarius one to whom a charge or commission has been given, from mandatus, pp. of mandare (see MANDATE (Cf. mandate) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mandatary — /man deuh ter ee/, n., pl. mandataries. a person or nation holding a mandate. Also, mandatory. [1605 15; < LL mandatarius one to whom a charge is given. See MANDATE, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • mandatary — noun One who receives a mandate …   Wiktionary

  • mandatary — man·da·tar·y || mændÉ™tÉ™rɪ / trɪ n. person or country that has been given a mandate, holder of a mandate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mandatary — [ mandət(ə)ri] noun (plural mandataries) historical a person or state receiving a mandate …   English new terms dictionary

  • mandatary — man·da·tary …   English syllables

  • mandatary — man•da•tar•y [[t]ˈmæn dəˌtɛr i[/t]] also mandatory n. pl. tar•ies also tor•ies gov a person or nation holding a mandate • Etymology: 1605–15; < LL …   From formal English to slang

  • mandatary — /ˈmændətəri/ (say manduhtuhree) noun (plural mandataries) Chiefly Law a person or nation holding a mandate. Also, mandatory. {Late Latin mandātārius, from Latin mandātum mandate} …   Australian English dictionary

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