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Another word for mandate

  1. An authoritative indication to be obeyed

      1. An authoritative command.
      2. An urgent request:
      3. An order, command, or request
      1. A command or request
      2. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
      3. That which one is bidden to do; a command.
      1. Expense; cost:
      2. Instruction or command, esp. instruction in points of law given by a judge to a jury
      3. An order, command, or injunction.
      1. The post where the person in command is stationed
      2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
      3. An order; direction; mandate
      1. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
      2. Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
      3. An authoritative command or order; mandate; precept; specif., any of the Ten Commandments
      1. An authoritative command
      2. A guiding principle:
      3. A guiding principle or requirement
      1. (Music) A word, phrase, or sign showing how a note, passage, etc. is to be played
      2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
      3. An authoritative order or command:
      1. An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
      2. A general instruction or order issued authoritatively
      1. (Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
      2. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
      3. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
      1. Imparted knowledge:
      2. An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order:
      3. A command or order
      1. A style of building:
      2. A command, direction, or instruction, usually backed by authority
      3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
      1. Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter:
      2. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
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  2. Conferred power

      1. The position of one having such power
      2. The power or right to give commands, enforce obedience, take action, or make final decisions; jurisdiction
      3. Persons, esp. in government, having the power or right to enforce orders, laws, etc.
      1. (Archaic) What a person is trained to do
      2. Power or ability to do some particular thing; special aptitude or skill
      3. The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
      1. What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
      2. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
      3. (Baseball) Right field.
      1. (Countable) In law, the legal authority to deal with a matter.
      2. The ability to do something well or efficiently.
      3. (Linguistics) The knowledge that enables one to speak and understand a language.
      1. Competence.
      2. A skill or ability.
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Another word for mandate

      1. The post where the person in command is stationed
      2. Possession and exercise of the authority to command:
      3. An order; direction; mandate
      1. (Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
      2. An official order, edict, or decision, as of a church, government, court, etc.
      3. An authoritative order having the force of law.
      1. An urgent request:
      2. An authoritative command.
      3. An order, command, or request
      1. A style of building:
      2. (Ecclesiastical) Any of several grades of the Christian ministry:
      3. A condition in which freedom from disorder or disruption is maintained through respect for established authority:
      1. (Mil.) An official certificate conferring rank; specif., a document issued by the government, making one a commissioned officer in the U.S. armed forces
      2. The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.
      3. The matter or task so authorized:
      1. An automobile manufactured by the Italian firm Fiat S.p.A..
      2. An order issued by legal authority, traditionally beginning with the word fiat (“let it be done”); decree
      3. An arbitrary order or decree.
      1. Expense; cost:
      2. The command to attack:
      3. An order, command, or injunction.
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