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noun British English pronunciation: mandate /ˈmændeɪt/ 
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singularmandate
pluralmandates

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  1. 1
    [countable] the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election
    mandate for:

    The Government claimed to have a mandate for their new legislation.

    mandate from:

    We will use this mandate from our electors to make independence our main aim.

    a mandate to do something:

    He was elected with a clear mandate to reduce taxes.

  2. 2
    [countable] formal an official order to do something

    Their mandate is to report back by March on how the new tax law will change employment.

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