Definition of mandatary in English:


Line breaks: man|da¦tary
Pronunciation: /ˈmandət(ə)ri
(also mandatory)

noun (plural mandataries)

  • A person or state receiving a mandate.
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    • 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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