Noun is from Latin mandatum (“a charge, order, command, commission, injunction”), neut of. mandatus, past participle of mandare (“to commit to one's charge, order, command, commission, literally to put into one's hands”), from manus (“hand”) + dare (“to put”). Compare command, commend, demand, remand.
The verb is from the noun.
mandate (plural mandates)
- (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
2017 March 27, “The Observer view on triggering article 50”, in The Observer:
- Instead, May, more sheep than shepherd, has feebly allowed herself to be driven ever further towards an extreme, inflexible, take-it-or-leave-it stance for which she has neither mandate nor credible grounds.
- mandate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- mandate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- plural of
- second-person plural present of
- second-person plural imperative of mandare
- feminine plural past participle of mandare
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of mandatar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of mandatar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of mandatar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of mandatar.