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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, regarded as given by the electorate to a party or candidate that wins an election. (he called an election to seek a mandate for his policies)
    verb
    Give (someone) authority to act in a certain way. (the rightful king was mandated and sanctioned by God)
    (of territory) be assigned to (another power) under a mandate of the League of Nations. (mandated territories)

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