Translation of "mandate" - English-Spanish dictionary

mandate

noun uk /ˈmæn.deɪt/ us

the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action or govern a country

mandato
At the forthcoming elections, the government will be seeking a fresh mandate from the people.
At the forthcoming elections, the governor will be seeking a fresh mandate from the people.
The president secured the Congressional mandate to go to war by three votes.

specialized politics the name of an area of land that has been given to a country by the UN, following or as part of a peace agreement

mandato
verb uk /ˈmæn.deɪt/ us

to give official permission for something to happen

autorizar
The UN rush to mandate war totally ruled out any alternatives.

mainly US to order someone to do something

ordenar
Our delegates have been mandated to vote against the proposal at the conference.

(Translation of “mandate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)