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mandate as in:  a legal mandate

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  • The law mandates that an appeal be filed for all convicts on death row.
    mandates = demands
  • Central to the Japanese identity was the belief that it was Japan's divinely mandated right to rule its fellow Asians, whom it saw as inherently inferior.   (source)
    mandated = commanded
  • We were in the system now, with social worker visits and mandated family counseling.   (source)
    mandated = gave an order requiring
  • It's a routine mandated by Desi, my posh jailer, my spoiled courtier.   (source)
    mandated = ordered (an instruction that must be followed)
  • ...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.   (source)
    mandates = instructions that must be followed
  • Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, was the law; and this mandate, down out of the depths of Time, he obeyed.   (source)
    mandate = instruction that must be followed
  • The generous nature of Safie was outraged by this command; she attempted to expostulate with her father, but he left her angrily, reiterating his tyrannical mandate.   (source)
  • No one had gotten into the club in all that time, and for the first time in memory, membership had slipped below the mandated sixteen.†   (source)
  • The mandated list of occupants clings to its front door.†   (source)
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  • On the morning Carl Heine died—September 16—the sheriff was in the midst of an inventory at his office and had engaged the services of the new court stenographer, Mrs. Eleanor Dokes (who now sat primly below the judge's bench recording everything with silent implacability), as an aide in this annual county-mandated endeavor.†   (source)
  • And forget about making it back by nine o'clock, when the city has a mandated curfew for uncureds.†   (source)
  • Hospital emergency rooms have been forced to close, in part because so many poor, uninsured, nonpaying patients, including immigrants, are provided with free mandated care.†   (source)
  • They also house blood samples taken from most infants born in the United States since the late sixties, when states started mandating the screening of all newborns for genetic diseases.†   (source)
  • Ramius nodded thoughtfully, thinking to himself that zampoliti really ought to know something about the ships they supervised, as mandated by Party doctrine.†   (source)
  • And it mandated that employees who work more than forty hours a week be paid overtime wages for each additional hour.†   (source)
  • Ronaldo spun a dial on the anesthesia cart, as if this news mandated a change in the gas mixture.†   (source)
  • When her husband died eight weeks ago, Jackie Kennedy had no place to go—protocol mandated that she move out of the White House immediately, which also meant an end to Caroline's special schooling and John's fondness for riding in Marine One.†   (source)
  • Those who had spawned Brewster Place, countless twilights ago, now mandated that it was to be condemned.†   (source)
  • The federal government mandated high-stakes testing as part of the No Child Left Behind law, signed by President Bush in 2002.†   (source)
  • Wrapped around the arms of that cross were wires of other kinds of battles—the veteran, the orphans, the husband, the laborers, confined to a village by the same forces that mandated the struggle.†   (source)
  • She had a judge pulled out of chambers, and we had our court order mandating the release of Jenks's manuscript Always a Bridesmaid.†   (source)
  • Apparently, security precautions had mandated that the invitations be reissued.†   (source)
  • Within days, because of my blunder, all boom operators were mandated to check every item on every meal prior to taking off.†   (source)
  • I'd never written but a few words in my mandated diary.†   (source)
  • Their simple mud dwellings were only temporary, a necessity mandated by the need to build so many houses in a short period of time.†   (source)
  • It's mandated by Jewish law.†   (source)
  • She asked about background checks for the staff and emergency procedures, she wondered aloud how quickly complaints were resolved, and as she strolled the halls, she made it obvious that she was well aware of every code and regulation that had been mandated by law.†   (source)
  • Constitutionally mandated biennial elections will keep the liberties of the American people more secure than annual elections in other nations.†   (source)
  • Every mandate and program should have a sunset clause to ensure that it is regularly evaluated and continues to perform a necessary function.   (source)
    mandate = instruction that must be followed by law
  • It's mandated that every child visit at least once in elementary school as part of the government's anticrime, antiresistance education.†   (source)
  • "We were having a dance party, Mrs. Harris," she says brightly, as if dancing around half naked and decked out in winter sports equipment was a Girl Scouts—mandated activity.†   (source)
  • This was a radical departure from Fitzsimmons's regular training practices, which mandated that exercise riders never use whips on their horses.†   (source)
  • California racing rules mandated that no horse carry fewer than 100 pounds, and Seabiscuit was clearly more than 30 pounds better than most horses on the West Coast.†   (source)
  • I obey the mandate   (source)
    mandate = instruction that must be followed
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mandate as in:  the election gave her a mandate

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  • The mayor was seeking a fresh mandate from the people in the forthcoming elections.
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  • Arthur ran four articles on the imminent evacuation in his March 26 edition: "Island Japanese Accept Army Mandate to Move,"†   (source)
  • "Or," Langdon declared, "by papal mandate.†   (source)
  • The steel door is locked, but Buy 'n' Fly safety regs mandate an emergency exit from the basement in case of fire.†   (source)
  • In December, though he lacked an official mandate to do so, Burnham secretly mailed inquiries to five men, "feeling confident that I would carry my point."†   (source)
  • The government sought to mandate military service for the men—and to send them, in effect, back into the south or into the Nuba Mountains to continue the campaign of terror that had led these very people to arrive destitute in Khartoum to begin with.†   (source)
  • The board immediately embraced the idea, understanding the biblical mandate to help widows and orphans: Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.—JAMES I:27†   (source)
  • In the world of financial reporting, however, the normal journalistic mandate to undertake critical investigations and objectively report findings to the readers appears not to apply.†   (source)
  • It has a mandate from Congress to control human disease.†   (source)
  • Though the meatpacking industry has fought almost every federal effort to mandate food safety, it has also invested millions of dollars in new equipment to halt the spread of dangerous pathogens.†   (source)
  • And a mandate from heaven isn't something you can just ignore.†   (source)
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  • That's the mandate of the culture.†   (source)
  • It wasn't just my peers who applauded this trait; the prison system mandates stoicism and tries to crush any genuine emotion, but everyone, jailers and prisoners alike, is still crossing boundaries left and right.†   (source)
  • But he had a yearly salary of $21,798 he could count on and a mandate to start thinking long-term.†   (source)
  • Bloom says, there is no organized religion that mandates organ donation after death as a means of reaching the afterlife.†   (source)
  • "But I do have the mandate," said the Winter King.†   (source)
  • Massachusetts tried and, fortunately, failed to mandate that cars be equipped with bells that would ring with each revo-lution of the wheels.†   (source)
  • The police had blocked off the street; the crowd's response to the speeches urging an end to the British mandate and the establishment of a Jewish state had been overwhelming.†   (source)
  • Yet that was all rationality offered and there was nothing to do about it without being irrational And if there was one thing he had a clear mandate to do in this Church of Reason it was to be rational, so he had to let it go at that.†   (source)
  • The colony will become his and the family's mandate, courtesy of a minister in Peking, his most treasured son.†   (source)
  • However, because the judges ruled that neither Pickney's Treaty nor the Treaty of 1819 applied to the tribesmen, the federal government was under no mandate to return the Africans to their home.†   (source)
  • I have no particular religious mandate that forbids contemplating a shorter life, an action that would deny this disease its ultimate expression.†   (source)
  • Long-street's mandate is to remain in Rice's Station until Lee's entire army has passed through.†   (source)
  • The only mandate was that cities have the same laws and usages.†   (source)
  • I had, frankly, wondered how I was going to fulfill my Constitutional mandate when I took this job.†   (source)
  • "This is exactly our Emperor's mandate," I told her, "to develop an Asian prosperity, and an Asian way of life."†   (source)
  • Sometimes he was lucky and they would hide together from the light of the idealists at war over the details of unworkable plans and unfundable mandates.†   (source)
  • If I can find him and if it exists and if it has the mandate to keep the Corps pure and undefiled that you say it has.†   (source)
  • Point four: I'm asking Congress to mandate, to require as a matter of law, that our Nation's utility companies cut their massive use of oil by 50 percent within the next decade and switch to other fuels, especially coal, our most abundant energy source.†   (source)
  • Sharing the fears of his astonished friends in the Senate that hysteria and well-financed opposition might insure his defeat which in turn would be interpreted as a mandate for war, he nevertheless insisted in his letter to the Governor that he had "no desire to represent the people of Nebraska if my official conduct is contrary to their wishes."†   (source)
  • "Not to be rude," Langdon urged, "but if I'm not mistaken a papal mandate comes from this office.†   (source)
  • Let's remember that Fälldin was in power for two separate mandates.†   (source)
  • He had a state-endorsed mandate to tie down disobedient little girls with leather straps.†   (source)
  • We have a mandate, a mandate from Heaven, to protect the world, to hold back the demons.†   (source)
  • Keeping demons from this world is your mandate, a mandate from heaven.†   (source)
  • Its mandate put it outside regular operations, and no questions should be asked.†   (source)
  • The Army does not exactly have a mandate to fight viruses on American soil.†   (source)
  • If they think he's cooperating with Sebastian, the mandate will be to kill him on sight," Alec said.†   (source)
  • "Our mandate is to destroy demons," said Sebastian.†   (source)
  • With a seemingly self-destructive mandate, the OS had been created by the CIA for one strange purpose—to spy on the CIA itself.†   (source)
  • Unlike conventional police departments, the Guard's mandate explicitly emphasized the novel idea of preventing crime rather than merely arresting wrongdoers after the fact.†   (source)
  • Upon arriving, Scipio issued a mandate that his officers should follow a simple code he called CPR—"courtesy, professionalism, respect"—and began to ask anyone who filed complaints against his officers if they had been treated according to the code.†   (source)
  • That is our mandate.†   (source)
  • And while I was grateful for being part of what we all considered the greater destiny and the mandate of our people, I had hoped, too, that my preparation and training would be tested and confirmed by live experiences, however difficult and horrible; and more specifically, that my truest mettle would show itself in the crucible of the battlefield, and so prove to anyone who might suspect otherwise the worthiness of raising me away from the lowly quarters of my kin and reveal the essential, inner spirit that is within us all.†   (source)
  • What saved him from the wrath of everyone around him was partly an unwillingness to give any support to the enemies of the college, but also partly a begrudging understanding that all of his troublemaking was ultimately motivated by a mandate they were never free from themselves: the mandate to speak the rational truth.†   (source)
  • These horrible hate letters are a mandate for you to get out and tell Americans what you know about Muslims.†   (source)
  • Because Mexican racing officials were not bound by the mandate that every horse carry at least 100 pounds, they could give Seabiscuit 130 while assigning other horses fewer than 100 if they needed to.†   (source)
  • She thought this film might be a protest against socialist realism, against the party-minded mandate to produce art that advanced the Soviet cause.†   (source)
  • Not," he added, "that we believed such a caution would be a permanent remedy—for it is the mandate of Men to seek after change.†   (source)
  • From the expression on the older man's face it was clear that his mandate would be far more inclusive than that prescribed.†   (source)
  • Almost every democratic country maintains an independent constitutional court in some form, with a mandate to see to it that authorities do not ride roughshod over the democratic process.†   (source)
  • Charys and the centaurs had one mandate: to flank the rest, and make sure that none of their enemies were trying to outflank them.†   (source)
  • You suspect that there's a conspiracy within the Security Police that is acting outside its constitutional mandate, and that over the years this conspiracy has committed what could be categorized as serious criminal acts.†   (source)
  • And when he opened it, he lost the mandate of the dragons, and that fool Samaranth took his ring, when he should have taken the box instead.†   (source)
  • Valentine still believed it was the mandate of Shadowhunters to protect human beings; Sebastian thinks they're cockroaches.†   (source)
  • "You can try to kill him," John said, "but that still will not make you king—not of a throne that has been passed along the only bloodline to have the mandate of the Parliament."†   (source)
  • They were products of homes where the flag was cherished like Veronica's veil, where the military was the pluperfect defender of honor, justice, and hymens, and where conservatism was a mandate of life, not merely a political philosophy.†   (source)
  • Another little boy, this time a king of four years old in Scotland, might be sadly issuing a royal mandate to his Nannie, which empowered her to spank him without being guilty of High Treason.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was the mandate of his instinct that that head must be free.†   (source)
  • Those menials having obeyed the mandate, Edward Dorrit, Esquire, proceeded.†   (source)
  • "Go out of the room; return to the nursery," was her mandate.†   (source)
  • I have dared to disobey Your mandate.†   (source)
  • mine, of factory, letters, and art, much good will come, yet far above and beyond material benefits will be that higher good, that, let us pray God, will come, in a blotting out of sectional differences and racial animosities and suspicions, in a determination to administer absolute justice, in a willing obedience among all classes to the mandates of law.†   (source)
  • All had issued forth in obedience to the mandate; that is, the girls, mamma, and Prince S. Lizabetha Prokofievna went off in a direction exactly contrary to the usual one, and all understood very well what she was driving at, but held their peace, fearing to irritate the good lady.†   (source)
  • Carley made haste to comply with the Western mandate, and was once again confronted with the singular fact that appetite did not wait upon the troubles of a tenderfoot.†   (source)
  • In his memory, as if they were a divine mandate, rang the words of his father at their parting: "Whatever may occur, do what you conceive to be your duty."†   (source)
  • Archer understood that he ran the risk of having his mandate withdrawn, and for some obscure reason he disliked the prospect.†   (source)
  • After this their conversation dwindled to a casual remark now and then as they rambled onward, Tess inwardly wondering how far he was going with her, and not liking to send him back by positive mandate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • While she accepted him because it was the mandate of the gods, that was no reason that she should leave him in peace.†   (source)
  • " Give way together, boys," and such other indicative mandates as were necessary for the right disposition of his seine.†   (source)
  • It is you who, with that mandate, obtained the pasha's ring, which gave you authority over Selim, the fire-keeper!†   (source)
  • Having issued this mandate with as much potentiality as if she had been a recognized authority in the house ever since it had been a house, and having looked out to confront the amazed Peggotty coming along the passage with a candle at the sound of a strange voice, Miss Betsey shut the door again, and sat down as before: with her feet on the fender, the skirt of her dress tucked up, and her hands folded on one knee.†   (source)
  • Gurth was hurried along agreeably to this mandate, and having been dragged somewhat roughly over the bank, on the left-hand side of the lane, found himself in a straggling thicket, which lay betwixt it and the open common.†   (source)
  • The mandate was obeyed; and the indignant Mr. Brownlow was conveyed out, with the book in one hand, and the bamboo cane in the other: in a perfect phrenzy of rage and defiance.†   (source)
  • Long and habitual deference to the mandates of his superiors had taught the scout the virtue of obedience.†   (source)
  • *w The fine is levied on each of the inhabitants; and the sheriff of the county, who is the officer of justice, executes the mandate.†   (source)
  • Has he not received a sort of tacit mandate to work persistently and assiduously for the welfare of those whose opinions he represents?†   (source)
  • There were several who might claim the distinction of being chief men, but the two in question were so much superior to all the rest in influence, that, when they agreed, no one disputed their mandates, and when they were divided the band hesitated, like men who had lost their governing principle of action.†   (source)
  • Accustomed to command and to obey, without being questioned himself or questioning others, concerning the reasonableness of the mandates, he was perhaps too much disposed to believe that his daughter would marry the man he might select, while he was far from being disposed to do violence to her wishes.†   (source)
  • She listened to nothing but her own voice, and consequently nothing was heard but her mandates to depart.†   (source)
  • He had not served this mandate on himself; he had not taken it; it had been offered to him, and he had accepted it; convinced, wrongly, to be sure, but convinced nevertheless, that the offer was in accordance with right and that the acceptance of it was in accordance with duty.†   (source)
  • This mandate, which had been delivered with great majesty, was obeyed without the slightest demur; and Charlotte made the best of her way off with the packages while Noah held the door open and watched her out.†   (source)
  • In the bustle and confusion that were likely to succeed such a mandate, there was little opportunity to indulge in complaints or reflections.†   (source)
  • She had been accustomed from childhood to address herself to the Deity in prayer; taking example from the Divine mandate of Christ Himself, who commanded His followers to abstain from vain repetitions, and who has left behind Him a petition which is unequalled for sublimity, as if expressly to rebuke the disposition of man to set up his own loose and random thoughts as the most acceptable sacrifice.†   (source)
  • If we are required to believe in doctrines that seem not in conformity with the deductions of human wisdom, let us never forget that such is the mandate of a wisdom that is infinite.†   (source)
  • From the associations of the Friends of the People, which was at the same time public and secret, sprang the Society of the Rights of Man, which also dated from one of the orders of the day: Pluviose, Year 40 of the republican era, which was destined to survive even the mandate of the Court of Assizes which pronounced its dissolution, and which did not hesitate to bestow on its sections significant names like the following:— Pikes.†   (source)
  • Further words were unnecessary; for Hawkeye, merely uttering the mandate to "follow," moved along the route by which they had just entered their present critical and even dangerous situation.†   (source)
  • In all the affairs, however, which are determined by the town-meeting, the selectmen are the organs of the popular mandate, as in France the Maire executes the decree of the municipal council.†   (source)
  • The above-mentioned purchase was made on his highness's account, whose mandate I had, for the sum of four hundred thousand francs.†   (source)
  • The most positive mandate from him who seemed the acknowledged leader, was liable to be violated at each moment by any rash hand that might choose to sacrifice a victim to the manes of some dead friend or relative.†   (source)
  • When the sophist would supplant, with the wild theories of his worldly wisdom, the positive mandates of inspiration, let him remember the expansion of his own feeble intellects, and pause—let him feel the wisdom of God in what is partially concealed.†   (source)
  • The man who submits to violence is debased by his compliance; but when he obeys the mandate of one who possesses that right of authority which he acknowledges in a fellow-creature, he rises in some measure above the person who delivers the command.†   (source)
  • On entering his house, he met Morrel, who wandered about like a ghost awaiting the heavenly mandate for return to the tomb.†   (source)
  • But a call and a mandate, from Mahtoree, checked the rising, and nearly ungovernable, temper of his band.†   (source)
  • This natural anxiety of the rich may produce a sullen dissatisfaction, but society is not disturbed by it; for the same reason which induces the rich to withhold their confidence in the legislative authority makes them obey its mandates; their wealth, which prevents them from making the law, prevents them from withstanding it.†   (source)
  • Three or four half-naked, eager-looking youths lashed their horses at the word, and darted away to obey the mandate.†   (source)
  • It is you who, sent by him to Constantinople, to treat with the emperor for the life or death of your benefactor, brought back a false mandate granting full pardon!†   (source)
  • Then Tamenund once more sank into his seat, and a silence so deep prevailed while the young man prepared to obey his simple mandate, that the leaves, which fluttered in the draught of the light morning air, were distinctly heard rustling in the surrounding forest.†   (source)
  • And this time the tone and manner in which the command was given, betokened such growing hostility that the two young men perceived, for the first time, that the mandate was addressed to them.†   (source)
  • It cannot be doubted that the spirit of the nation, the passions of the multitude, and the provincial prejudices of each State tend singularly to diminish the authority of a Federal authority thus constituted, and to facilitate the means of resistance to its mandates; but the comparative weakness of a restricted sovereignty is an evil inherent in the Federal system.†   (source)
  • An end was, however, more effectually put to the annoyance of this malignant savage, by a mandate for the whole party, including men and beasts, to change their positions.†   (source)
  • The rich ornaments of his military attire had indeed been repeatedly handled by different individuals of the tribes with eyes expressing a savage longing to possess the baubles; but before the customary violence could be resorted to, a mandate in the authoritative voice of the large warrior, already mentioned, stayed the uplifted hand, and convinced Heyward that they were to be reserved for some object of particular moment.†   (source)
  • It not only involved a deep offence against the sacred courtesy of debate, but the mandate was likely to brave the unknown power of one of those incomprehensible beings, whom few Indians were enlightened enough, at that day, to regard without reverence, or few hardy enough to oppose.†   (source)
  • Chingachgook assumed the station to which his birth and experience gave him so distinguished a claim, with the grave dignity that always gives force to the mandates of a native warrior.†   (source)
  • Her husband made a gesture for her to find one of those brief rules of conduct, which have been received among all Christian nations as the direct mandates of the Creator, and which have been found so just, that even they, who deny their high authority, admit their wisdom.†   (source)
  • Mahtoree was distinctly visible, in the midst of his warriors, issuing his mandates and betraying his desire for vengeance, by occasionally shaking an arm in the direction of the fugitives; but no step was taken, which appeared to threaten any further act of immediate hostility.†   (source)
  • By keeping Akhilleus' mandate, he might have fled black fate and cruel death.†   (source)
  • This dream all-pow'rful Juno sends; I bear Her mighty mandates, and her words you hear.†   (source)
  • It is recorded, then, that as soon as Sancho had gone, Don Quixote felt his loneliness, and had it been possible for him to revoke the mandate and take away the government from him he would have done so.†   (source)
  • Such is the edict (if report speak true) Of Creon, our most noble Creon, aimed At thee and me, aye me too; and anon He will be here to promulgate, for such As have not heard, his mandate; 'tis in sooth No passing humor, for the edict says Whoe'er transgresses shall be stoned to death.†   (source)
  • Here is the man, this Moor; whom now, it seems, Your special mandate for the state affairs Hath hither brought.†   (source)
  • Nay, hear them, Antony: Fulvia perchance is angry; or who knows If the scarce-bearded Caesar have not sent His powerful mandate to you: 'Do this or this; Take in that kingdom and enfranchise that; Perform't, or else we damn thee.'†   (source)
  • to your lord my royal mandate bear—†   (source)
  • Bishops ought to say in the beginning of their Mandates, "By the favour of the Kings Majesty, Bishop of such a Diocesse;" or as Civill Ministers, "In his Majesties Name."†   (source)
  • But if it like unto this company,
    I will you of a Sompnour tell a game;
    Pardie, ye may well knowe by the name,
    That of a Sompnour may no good be said;
    I pray that none of you be *evil paid;* *dissatisfied*
    A Sompnour is a runner up and down
    With mandements* for fornicatioun, *mandates, summonses*
    And is y-beat at every towne's end.†   (source)
  • There's letters seal'd: and my two schoolfellows,— Whom I will trust as I will adders fang'd,— They bear the mandate; they must sweep my way And marshal me to knavery.†   (source)
  • which forbids the reading of other Books then those in the Churches; which is a Mandate that is not addressed to every Christian, but to those onely that had authority to read any publiquely in the Church; that is, to Ecclesiastiques onely.†   (source)
  • For though I feel that I am bound to obey her mandate, I feel too that I am debarred by the boon I have accorded to the princess that accompanies us, and the law of chivalry compels me to have regard for my word in preference to my inclination; on the one hand the desire to see my lady pursues and harasses me, on the other my solemn promise and the glory I shall win in this enterprise urge and cal†   (source)
  • But Sancho did not so fully approve of his master's admonition as to let it pass without saying in reply, "Señor, I am a man of peace, meek and quiet, and I can put up with any affront because I have a wife and children to support and bring up; so let it be likewise a hint to your worship, as it cannot be a mandate, that on no account will I draw sword either against clown or against knight, and that here before God I forgive the insults that have been offered me, whether they have been, are, or shall be offered me by high or low, rich or poor, noble or commoner, not excepting any rank or condition whatsoever."†   (source)
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