I. noun Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French mandat, from Latin mandatum, from neuter of mandatus, past participle of mandare to entrust, enjoin, probably irregular from manus hand + -dere to put — more at manual, do Date: 1501 1. an authoritative command; especially a formal order from a superior court or official to an inferior one 2. an authorization to act given to a representative <
accepted the mandate of the people
3. a. an order or commission granted by the League of Nations to a member nation for the establishment of a responsible government over a former German colony or other conquered territory b. a mandated territory II. transitive verb (mandated; mandating) Date: 1919 1. to administer or assign (as a territory) under a mandate 2. to make mandatory ; order; also direct, require

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