Definition of mandate :
1. A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous.
2. 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. An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
mandatary, injunction, formula, commandment, statute, canon, order, bidding, instruction, ordinance, mandatory, word, regulation, polity, authorisation, economy, principle, sanction, competency, over, code, legislation, decree, say-so, directive, ability, enactment, dominance, competence, words, jurisprudence, authorization, edict
command (part of speech: noun)
compel (part of speech: verb)
cause, coerce, oblige, drive, dragoon, galvanize, bulldoze, hijack, impel, propel, urge, incite, dictate, pressure, intimidate, foment, stimulate, daunt, motivate, press, push, spark, stress, nag, browbeat, goad, bully
authority (part of speech: noun)
influence, title, commission, precedence, control, privilege, mightiness, potency, purview, power, strength, credential, punch, superiority, sway, enfranchisement, stature, clout, puissance, charge, kingship, license, steam, seniority, prestige, might, powerfulness, prepotency, prerogative, command, authority, right, empowerment, mastery, domination, birthright, primacy, entitlement, rank, sovereignty, faculty, office, force, cogency
obligation (part of speech: noun)
requirement (part of speech: noun)
require (part of speech: verb)
- What was their mandate compared with his? - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.
- He waited for no guiding mandate. - "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
- Accordingly, at the mandate of a superior a subordinate was obliged to go on any errand, for any purpose, criminal or not, to depart on any mission, to perform any work, to undertake any enterprise, or to occupy any station that he required of him. - "Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues", John Alberger.