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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANDATES

The army must be purely executive, carrying out the mandates of the State.

Aught else than servile obedience in accomplishing the mandates of those in power?

She then produced her mandates, and the guards laid them at the feet of Ahubal.

Mr. Pericles' mandates was being obeyed, when a cry of "Wilfrid!"

It did not occur to Robert to question the mandates of this lordly being.

The Syrians next asked for America; but America refused all mandates.

Will it not be that one whose "mandates" he has sworn to "receive with humility?"

My father's mandates for my return were no sooner read than forgotten.

Mandates, which were directions to officials in the exercise of their offices.

Would it not have been better to have followed the mandates of her heart?

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.