Associations to the word «Mandate»

Wiktionary

MANDATE, noun. An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
MANDATE, verb. To authorize
MANDATE, verb. To make mandatory
MANDATE OF HEAVEN, proper noun. Translation of "天命" name of the Qing Dynasty (in Mandarin "Tiānmìng")
MANDATE OF HEAVEN, proper noun. The philosophical construct that is the basis of the authority of the Son of Heaven.
MANDATE OF HEAVEN, noun. Any such mandate or blessing.
MANDATE OF HEAVEN, noun. The Chinese philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule. Good rulers would be allowed to rule with the Mandate of heaven, and despotic, unjust rulers would have the Mandate revoked.

Dictionary definition

MANDATE, noun. A document giving an official instruction or command.
MANDATE, noun. A territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves.
MANDATE, noun. The commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory.
MANDATE, verb. Assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony".
MANDATE, verb. Make mandatory; "the new director of the school board mandated regular tests".
MANDATE, verb. Assign authority to.

Wise words

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