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Mandate


MAN'DATE, noun [Latin mando, to command.]

1. A command; an order, precept or injunction; a commission.

This dream all powerful Juno sends; I bear

Her mighty mandates, and her words you hear.

2. In canon law, a rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary collator to put the person therein named in possession of the first vacant benefice in his collation.