[man-deyt] Show IPA noun, verb, man·dat·ed, man·dat·ing.
1. a command
or authorization to act in a particular way on a public
issue given by the electorate to its representative:
The president had a clear mandate to end the war.
2. a command from
a superior court or official to a lower one.
3. an authoritative order
or command: a royal mandate.
4. (in the League of Nations)
a commission given to a nation to
administer the government and affairs of a former Turkish territory or German colony
5. a mandated territory or colony.