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as in: a legal mandate Define
an instruction that must be followed; or to command
  • ...the Council of Vocations came to give us our life mandates which tell those who reach their fifteenth year what their work is to be for the rest of their days.

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  • The law mandates that an appeal be filed for all convicts on death row.
  • Every mandate and program should have a sunset clause to ensure that it is regularly evaluated and continues to perform a necessary function.
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.22883/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)

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  • We would accept our Life Mandate, and we would work for our brothers, gladly and willingly, and we would erase our sin against them, which they did not know, but we knew.

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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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