Noun is from Latin mandatum (“a charge, order, command, commission, injunction”), neut of. mandatus, past participle of mandare (“to commit to one's charge, order, command, commission, literally to put into one's hands”), from manus (“hand”) + dare (“to put”). Compare command, commend, demand, remand.
The verb is from the noun.
mandate (plural mandates)
- An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
- mandate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- mandate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- plural of
- second-person plural present of
- second-person plural imperative of mandare
- feminine plural past participle of mandare