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American English: /ˈmænˌdeɪt/
British English: /ˈmandeɪt/

Translation of mandate in Spanish:


  • 1 (authority)
    Example sentences
    • Newly elected ministers invariably choose to regard an election victory as conferring a mandate on their policies.
    • Perhaps politicians should seek a new mandate from the electorate if they are unable to fulfil their promises.
    • The ones who win and form the next government would thus have the mandate to pursue their policies and programmes.
  • 2 (trusteeship) (History) under UN mandate
    bajo mandato de la ONU
    the British mandate in Palestine
    el protectorado or mandato británico de Palestina
    Example sentences
    • A forged cheque is not a valid mandate, and the bank cannot debit the customer's account.
    • If that were right one would expect to see wives being independently advised before signing a typical mandate for a joint account.
    • He showed his value pretty quickly, pointing out that banks must have a legal mandate to debit someone's account.
    Example sentences
    • For the next 25 years, Syria was governed by French colonial administrators under a mandate from the League of Nations.
    • Another category of dependent imperial territory was formed by League of Nations mandates.
    • After the war, Japan continued to rule the islands under a mandate from the League of Nations.

transitive verb

  • 1 (delegate) (instruct)
    dar instrucciones a
    (authorize) autorizar
    the delegates were mandated to …
    los delegados recibieron instrucciones or recibieron el mandato de …
    Example sentences
    • Having made this judgment, the Security Council may then mandate the US and its allies to use force in order to remove him.
    • With the money, it will acquire and restructure more mills, as mandated by the State Council.
    • Well, the problem here is, the ballot initiatives mandate something like 70 percent of the spending in the budget.
  • 2 (make compulsory) (US)
    Example sentences
    • Current Army requirements mandate change in order to move into the future.
    • For such patients, it may be unrealistic to mandate abstinence as a requirement for treatment.
    • The federal government has begun mandating it, and they insist that their architects earn at least a bronze rating.
  • 3 (History)Palestine was mandated to the British in 1922
    en 1922 se concedió el mandato de Palestina a Gran Bretaña
    mandated territory
    territorio (masculine) bajo mandato
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