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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANDATE

The mandate was obeyed, and Bates was lodged in the forecastle, securely ironed.

While she accepted him because it was the mandate of the gods, that was no reason that she should leave him in peace.

It was the mandate of his instinct that that head must be free.

The wretched Theodora was then ordered to retire, but she was unable to obey the mandate.

I was only too glad to comply with this mandate, but it was long ere I slept.

And so commanding was it that he had no power to defy its mandate.

Dowall was soon informed of the slight offered to his mandate.

If you obey my mandate you will escape with your wretched life.

Now does one suppose for a moment that she obeyed the mandate of the King?

The tone was louder, more commanding, and I dared not resist the mandate.

WORD ORIGIN

"judicial or legal order," c.1500, from Middle French mandat (15c.) and directly from Latin mandatum "commission, command, order," noun use of neuter past participle of mandare "to order, commit to one's charge," literally "to give into one's hand," probably from manus "hand" (see manual) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Political sense of "approval supposedly conferred by voters to the policies or slogans advocated by winners of an election" is from 1796. League of Nations sense is from 1919.

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