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mandate

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈmæn.deɪt/ us  

mandate noun [C usually singular] (AUTHORITY)

the authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action or govern a country: At the forthcoming elections, the government will be seeking a fresh mandate from the people. [+ to infinitive] The president secured the Congressional mandate to go to war by three votes.

mandate noun [C usually singular] (AREA NAME)

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

mandate

verb [T] uk   /ˈmæn.deɪt/ us  

mandate verb [T] (GIVE PERMISSION)

to give official permission for something to happen: The UN rush to mandate war totally ruled out any alternatives.

mandate verb [T] (ORDER)

mainly US to order someone to do something: [+ to infinitive] Our delegates have been mandated to vote against the proposal at the conference.
Translations of “mandate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 權力, 授權, 委任…
in Russian мандат, наказ…
in Turkish (oyla verilen) hak, yetki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 权力, 授权, 委任…
in Polish mandat…
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