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The Age of Innocence
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  • Archer understood that he ran the risk of having his mandate withdrawn, and for some obscure reason he disliked the prospect.
  • After all, he thought it a good thing for a man to have his authority respected in his own house, even if his sense of humour sometimes made him question the force of his mandate.

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as in: a legal mandate Define
an instruction that must be followed; or to command
as in: the election gave her a mandate Define
power given to someone to do something -- especially a government to implement policies based on an electoral victory
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