mandate

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mandate
  • noun
    An official order or commission to do something. (a mandate to seek the release of political prisoners)
    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. (a sick leader living beyond his mandate)
    verb
    Give (someone) authority to act in a certain way. (other colleges have mandated coed fraternities)
    Assign (territory) under a mandate of the League of Nations. (mandated territories)

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