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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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"Finally, we do feel that a formal evaluation process as a pre-requisite to any mandated coverage is essential."
In that meeting, he says the institutions were mandated to accept Liberian Dollars for transactional purposes, but they have refused to adhere to the mandate of the joint committee.
Gruber, J., 1994a, The Incidence of Mandated Maternity Benefits, American Economic Review, 84(3): 622-641.
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While the ACA contains a variety of provisions designed to alter these incentives and potentially make it less expensive for small firms to offer ESI, coverage requirements, like past mandated benefits, may disproportionately affect certain types of firms.
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* Mandated ban on communications on employer opinions (HB-1314).
How can the IRS ensure the independence of Appeals (as mandated by IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998) while intimating that valuation disputes--which are inherently factual--can be resolved in a formulary, cookie-cutter manner?
15630 of the W & I Code defines "mandated reporters" as those who must report any "suspicions" of elder abuse.
Specifically, this article calls for the education of administrative leaders to move beyond the currently technical focus on learning how to organize people and resources to accomplish mandated outcomes, to one that builds the capacity for administrators to act with moral purpose and engage in the mediation of values.
(1) If parental notification were legally mandated, 59% of young women say they would go to a clinic for prescription contraceptives; however, 13% would use rhythm or withdrawal, and 6% would have sex without contraceptives.
This online subscription service was designed to help educators comply with the parental communication requirements mandated by No Child Left Behind and other federal and state mandates regarding communication of legal and policy matters to all parents in languages they can understand.