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1. Politics the support or commission given to a government and its policies or an elected representative and his policies through an electoral victory
2. (formerly) any of the territories under the trusteeship of the League of Nations administered by one of its member states
a. Roman law a contract by which one person commissions another to act for him gratuitously and the other accepts the commission
b. Contract law a contract of bailment under which the party entrusted with goods undertakes to perform gratuitously some service in respect of such goods
c. Scots law a contract by which a person is engaged to act in the management of the affairs of another



authorization, commission. The term “mandate” also refers to a document that confirms a particular person’s authority (for example, the mandate of a deputy). The term originated in Roman law to signify a contract of agency.

In international law at the time of the founding of the League of Nations the term “mandate” meant the authority given to a particular state to govern parts of Turkish possessions or former German colonies in the name of the League.

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Key features of the E-mandate Functionality are as follows: E-Mandate is available for individuals with single mode of holding Currently, maximum limit for E-mandate is INR 100,000, E-mandate is an Aadhar based functionality, accordingly, registration of mobile number with UIDAI is mandatory for e-signing of mandate, Updation of Aadhar number in bank account on which mandate is being registered is mandatory for mandate registration, E-mandate can be registered for the banks enabled by NPCI for the same, At present 28 banks are participating for e-mandate service through NPCI NSE has witnessed a very encouraging growth in the mutual fund transactions routed through its Mutual Fund Platform.
So as the government we have been getting genuine concerns from the people about the mandate of UNMISS (United Nations Mission in South Sudan) is renewed without sufficient consultations and discussion, which is a right way," said Lomuro.
In some states the insurance commissioner is authorized to enact a mandate through regulation, in other places, the courts have effectively mandated coverages through case law.
The same sort of problem can even occur within a single government, when the mandate is used to justify a certain level of spending, even if the letter of the law does not require it.
Clearly, a presidential mandate is a matter of perception.
3 percent of the workforce might see reductions in employment or hours in the short run, as some firms seek to avoid the coverage mandate by keeping the number of full-time or full-time-equivalent workers they employ below the threshold level.
Ivanov, who was also reelected on 27 April, presented the mandate to Gruevski for the second time, the first time in 2011.
If, within 120 days after a mandate has been issued, the court directs that a mandate be recalled, then the clerk shall recall the mandate.
4, 2012, after mortar shells from Syria killed five civilians in a border town in Turkey, the government received a one-year mandate from Parliament for military operations in foreign countries.
would create a law that would require the Obama administration to postpone implementation of PPACA's employer coverage mandate.
The mandate report is an essential form for the operation of modern society, from the individual sphere to the operation of economy, being governed in a new vision by the provisions of the new Civil Code of Romania, approved by Law 287/2009 which entered into force on October 1st, 2011.
Both sides in the mandate litigation have argued that we will be sliding down a dangerous slippery slope if their opponents prevail.