mandate

Part of speech: noun

A command; order; charge.

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Usage examples "mandate":

  1. But he obeyed the mandate and took his place as bidden. - "Witch-Doctors", Charles Beadle.
  2. Cornelia refused to obey her lover's mandate, and wrote briefly. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. We obeyed their mandate, and the predictions of our angel friends were fully verified. - "The Gentleman from Everywhere", James Henry Foss.