1. [ noun ] (writing) a document giving an official instruction or command
Synonyms: authorization authorisation
Related terms: legal_document law unauthorized authorized
2. [ verb ] assign under a mandate; of nations
Related terms: delegate mandator
3. [ verb ] assign authority to
Related terms: delegate mandator
4. [ noun ] (geography) a territorial possession controlled by a ruling state
Synonyms: district territory province dominion colony territorial_dominion
Related terms: possession region development Palestine enclave Attica jurisdiction protectorate Boeotia goldfield residential_district Yukon nunavut Gilbert_and_Ellice_Islands American_Samoa Castile Acadia Northwest_Territories athos Northern_Territory congressional_district city_district administrative_district Faroe_Islands Lothian_Region Sabah East_Malaysia Macao West_Malaysia Sarawak French_Polynesia Aragon Natal Catalonia Kordofan british_virgin_islands american_virgin_islands louisiana_purchase Palatinate acre lake_district possession borderland northern_mariana_islands trust_territory Galloway zone
5. [ noun ] (geography) a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and inhabited by people not yet able to stand by themselves and so put under the tutelage of some other European power
Synonyms: mandatory
Related terms: territory Palestine
6. [ verb ] make mandatory

"the new director of the schoolbaord mandated regular tests"

Related terms: order
7. [ noun ] (politics) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
Related terms: commission politics
Similar spelling:   Mandato