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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mandate  \Man"date\,  n.  [L.  mandatum  fr  mandare  to  commit  to 
  one's  charge,  order  orig.,  to  put  into  one's  hand;  manus 
  hand  +  dare  to  give:  cf  F.  mandat.  See  {Manual},  {Date}  a 
  time,  and  cf  {Commend},  {Maundy  Thursday}.] 
  1.  An  official  or  authoritative  command;  an  order  or 
  injunction;  a  commission;  a  judicial  precept. 
  This  dream  all-powerful  Juno;  I  bear  Her  mighty 
  mandates,  and  her  words  you  hear.  --Dryden. 
  2.  (Canon  Law)  A  rescript  of  the  pope,  commanding  an  ordinary 
  collator  to  put  the  person  therein  named  in  possession  of 
  the  first  vacant  benefice  in  his  collation. 
  3.  (Scots  Law)  A  contract  by  which  one  employs  another  to 
  manage  any  business  for  him  By  the  Roman  law,  it  must 
  have  been  gratuitous.  --Erskine. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  document  giving  an  official  instruction  or  command  [syn:  {authorization}] 
  2:  a  territorial  possession  controlled  by  a  ruling  state  [syn: 
  {territory},  {dominion},  {territorial  dominion},  {province}, 
  3:  (politics)  the  commission  that  is  given  to  a  government  and 
  its  policies  through  an  electoral  victory 
  v  1:  assign  under  a  mandate;  of  nations 
  2:  assign  authority  to 

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