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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 BACH study results show that mandatory health insurance in Massachusetts has increased the proportion of the population covered by health insurance in the Boston area.
Audit adjustments occur more often in the engagement partner's first year of tenure following mandatory partner rotation.
The current debate in Congress on mandatory minimum sentencing reduction is centered not on the validity of these sentences but on the costs.
As a result of conflict of interest, he will not participate in the board's processing of or resolutions concerning the mandatory offer.
I would be most interested in the profession reexamining the question of mandatory auditor rotation by changing the question from whether mandatory rotation should be required to whether mandatory auditor rotation should not be permitted.
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.
Ontario will eliminate mandatory retirement by amending several acts, including the Human Rights Code, Public Service Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and Health Protection and Promotion Act.
On the other side of the spectrum is the National Farmers Union, which says mandatory country-of-origin labeling is critical for U.
That means disabled veterans and their families will have to do even more to educate their lawmakers about the importance of mandatory funding for veterans health care and call on them to urge the powerbrokers on Capitol Hill to hold hearings on this vital budget reform.