how to pronounce mandate

mændɛɪt

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“… be based on the mandate given to us by …”

meanings of mandate

noun:

  1. The authority to do something, as granted to a politician by the electorate.
  2. An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
  3. A period during which a government is in power.
  4. A papal rescript.

verb:

  1. To authorize.
  2. To make mandatory.