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mandatary Syllabification: man·da·tar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈmandəˌterē/

Definition of mandatary in English:

noun (plural mandataries)

A person or country receiving a mandate.
Example sentences
  • The territories were designated as mandatories but were ultimately assigned on the basis of military occupation.
  • The mandatories believed they should have the autonomy to administer their mandates without oversight from Geneva.
  • If the exporter is not a resident of Canada, the application must be made by an agent or mandatary who is a resident of Canada.


Late 15th century (denoting a person appointed by a papal mandate): from late Latin mandatarius, from mandatum (see mandate).

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