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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 man·date /ˈmænˌdet/
 命令,指令,要求(vt.)委任統治

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Man·date n.
 1. An official or authoritative command, order, or authorization from a superior official to a subordinate; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
 This dream all-powerful Juno; I bear
 Her mighty mandates, and her words you hear.   --Dryden.
 4. 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.
 5. Scots Law A contract by which one employs another to manage any business for him.  By the Roman law, it must have been gratuitous.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mandate
      n 1: a document giving an official instruction or command [syn: authorization,
            authorisation]
      2: a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War
         I and put under the tutelage of some other European power
         until they ar able to stand by themselves [syn: mandatory]
      3: the commission that is given to a government and its
         policies through an electoral victory
      v 1: assign under a mandate; "mandate a colony"
      2: make mandatory; "the new director of the schoolbaord
         mandated regular tests"
      3: assign authority to