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mandate in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmandateman‧date1 /ˈmændeɪt/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable]PGPOWER if a government or official has a mandate to make important decisions, they have the authority to make the decisions because they have been elected by the people to do somandate to do something The president was elected with a clear mandate to tackle violent crime.mandate for a popular mandate for election reformmandate from I sought a mandate from my constituents to oppose this tax.have/be given a mandate Sometimes a president thinks he has more of a mandate than he really does.2 [countable]TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO something an official instruction given to a person or organization, allowing them to do something Matters debated in meetings do not become a mandate automatically.3 [countable, uncountable]PG the power given to one country to govern another countryCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesa clear mandateThe vote gave the trade union a clear mandate to pursue a better settlement.a popular mandate (=when someone or something wins a vote by a large amount)He called the election in the hope of receiving a popular mandate.an electoral mandate (=gained by winning an election)Ford took over when Nixon resigned, and thus did not have an electoral mandate of his own.verbshave a mandateIn Venezuela, Chavez said he had a mandate for reform.give somebody a mandateHe hoped that signs of economic recovery would persuade voters to give him a mandate in the election.win a mandateHe won his mandate to continue his premiership.receive/obtain/get a mandateOn this issue he does seem to have received a clear mandate from the electorate.seek a mandate (=ask for a vote to show agreement with a leader or with ideas)The government was seeking a mandate to continue the war.
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mandateThe White House initiative functioned in this way not as a mandate but as a disincentive.Lebanon became a French mandate after World War I.While he has railed against new government mandates, Dole supported a mandate requiring more use of ethanol.Preval has no mandate and he knows it.The result was seen as crucial in that it provided Sandiford with a personal mandate to govern.It is this secondary mandate which ensures that our bi-cameral system can properly function.On closer inspection, however, that mandate appears to be distinctly fragile.sought a mandateI sought a mandate from my constituents to oppose the poll tax and made it plain exactly what I would do.