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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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The mandatory convertible securities will be mandatorily converted into FCA common shares on December 15, 2016, unless earlier converted at the option of the holder or FCA or upon certain specified events in accordance with their terms.
North East results: County Durham: Seaton Carew North Gare Recommended (last year Mandatory); Seaton Carew Centre Recommended (Mandatory ); Seaton Carew North Mandatory (Fail); Crimdon Recommended (Mandatory);Seaham Swimming Club Beach Recommended (Not tested ); Seaham Beach Mandatory (Mandatory); Seaham Hall Mandatory (Fail).
Consider the case of Weldon Angelos, a 23-year-old with no adult criminal history who received a 55-year mandatory minimum sentence for selling a total of $350 worth of marijuana on three occasions while in possession of a gun.
Additionally, numerous studies have documented that mandatory audit firm rotation is a bad practice that could potentially lead to increased opportunities for fraud.
In 2010 cases involving mandatory minimums, judges deviated from the guideline range most of the time, usually against the wishes of prosecutors.
Among the results will be that businesses will tend not to hire, or become more likely to fire, the least-productive members of the work force, or reduce the benefits of those who do keep their jobs at the new higher mandatory wage.
Worship at the nation's schools remains mandatory unless parents request that their children be excused.
He has proposed creating a committee to study the issue and to implement mandatory recycling in 2007 after public hearings, according to The Star Press.
We see mandatory referrals used in situations involving threats of violence, alcohol and drug abuse in safety-sensitive positions, citations for driving under the influence of alcohol in a company car, harassment, and even excessive absenteeism.
Purcell informed agency officials attending the hearing that the AICPA is very concerned about the IRS's sudden implementation of the mandatory e-file program.
Glantz also wants any movie with smoking to have a mandatory public service announcement about the dangers of tobacco use played beforehand, no tobacco brand identification and a certification that film studios receive no compensation for the on-screen depiction of tobacco.
All parts included in the annual and semiannual kits are mandatory replacement parts.