man·date 1 /'man-ˌdāt/ n [Latin mandatum, from neuter of mandatus, past participle of mandare to entrust, enjoin, probably irregularly from manus hand + -dere to put]
1 a: a formal communication from a reviewing court notifying the court below of its judgment and directing the lower court to act accordingly
2 in the civil law of Louisiana: an act by which a person gives another person the power to transact for him or her one or several affairs
3 a: an authoritative command: a clear authorization or direction
the mandate of the full faith and credit clauseNational Law Journal
b: the authorization to act given by a constituency to its elected representative
mandate 2 vt man·dat·ed, man·dat·ing: to make mandatory or required
the Pennsylvania Constitution mandate s a criminal defendant's right to confrontationNational Law Journal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun authoritative command, authoritative order, behest, bid, canon, charge, command, command by the court, commandment, decree, decretal, dictate, dictation, direction, directive, edict, enactment, fiat, imperative, instruction, judicial command, judicial decree, judicial order, mandatum, order, precept, prescript, prescription, proscription, regulation, request, requirement, requisition, rule, ruling, ultimatum, written order associated concepts: judicial mandate, legislative mandate, mandate of the court foreign phrases:
- Rei turpis nullum mandatum est — The mandate of an immoral thing is void
- Cut jurisdictio data est, ea quoque concessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest. — To whom jurisdiction is given, those things also are held to be granted, without which the jurisdiction cannot be exercised
II index act (enactment), agency (legal relationship), article (precept), assignment (designation), brevet, burden, canon, charge (command), citation (charge), command, decree, delegation (assignment), dictate, direction (order), directive, edict, instruction (direction), law, measure, mission, mittimus, monition (legal summons), order (judicial directive), ordinance, plebiscite, precept, prescribe, proclamation, referendum, regulation (rule), requirement, requisition, statute, subpoena, summons, writ

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) A judicial order or command directing that some action be taken, especially from a higher court to a lower one.
(2) Authority granted to a person to do some act, usually granted to an elected official by the electorate.
(1) To require that something be done.
(2) To give someone authority to do something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

an authority given by one person to another to do certain things or take some course of action and accepted by the other. So, the authority given by a principal to his agent is a mandate. A mandate is commonly revocable until acted upon and is terminated by the death of the mandator. The gratuitous contract of mandate is recognised in Scotland.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1) Any mandatory order or requirement under statute, regulation, or by a public agency.
2) An order from an appeallate court to a lower court (usually the original trial court in the case) directing the lower court to enforce a court order or to comply with the appeallate court's ruling. (See also: mandamus)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Is the authority given by a borrower to a lender to arrange (and in some cases underwrite) a loan for it. This may be in the form of a letter from the borrower or a letter from the lender that is signed by the borrower and returned to the lender.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

1 The voters' show of support, typically greater than a simple majority, for a particular political candidate or party.
2 A court's order directing a lower court or judicial officer to perform a particular action.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A judicial command, order, or precept, written or oral, from a court; a direction that a court has the authority to give and an individual is bound to obey.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A judicial command, order, or precept, written or oral, from a court; a direction that a court has the authority to give and an individual is bound to obey.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) any mandatory order or requirement under statute, regulation, or by a public agency.
   2) order of an appeals court to a lower court (usually the original trial court in the case) to comply with an appeals court's ruling, such as holding a new trial, dismissing the case or releasing a prisoner whose conviction has been overturned.
   3) same as the writ of mandamus, which orders a public official or public body to comply with the law.
   See also: mandamus, writ of mandate

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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