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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
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Mandator, based in Stockholm, provides IT consulting services for the industrial, telecomms and public sectors.
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If in private law, through conclusion of legal acts by the mandatary, on behalf and account of the mandator, legal effects and obligations are created solely for the latter, the exercise of the public law mandate binds both electors as well as the mandatary.
Mandator, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, provides IT consulting services for the industrial, telecomms and public sectors.
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The joint venture expands on previous cooperation between Mandator and Symfoni Software.
Mandator, which was founded in 1993, already has a presence in Norway and Denmark, having expanded to the former with a subsidiary in 1994, and the latter via the acquisition, in April last year, of JC Data & Management AS.
Visma and Mandator have entered into a cooperative agreement for Mandator to offer the Exense product TimeEase as an ASP (Application Service Provider) solution.
Swedish IT consulting company Mandator AB said on Wednesday (25 April) that it has received a renewed framework contract from the Swedish defence materiel administration FMV.
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Swedish IT consulting company Mandator AB said on Wednesday (13 December) that it has received a framework contract from the Swedish meteorological and hydrological institute SMHI.