(See: mandamus, writ of mandate)noun authoritative command, authoritative order, behest, bid, canon, charge, command, command by the court, commandment, decree, decretal, dictate, direction, directive, edict, enactment, fiat, imperative, instruction, judicial command, judicial decree, judicial order, mandatum, order, precept, prescript, prescription, proscription, regulation, request, requirement, requisition, rule, ruling, ultimatum, written order Associated concepts: judicial mandate, legislative mandate, mandate of the court Foreign phrases: Rei turpis nullum mandatum est. Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque concessa esse videntur, sine quibus juuisdictio explicari non potest.
To whom jurisdiction is given, those things also are held to be granted, without which the jurisdiction cannot be exercised.
See also: act, agency, article, assignment, brevet, burden, canon, charge, citation, command, decree, delegation, designation, dictate, direction, directive, edict, enactment, instruction, law, measure, mission, mittimus, monition, order, ordinance, plebiscite, precept, prescribe, proclamation, referendum, regulation, requirement, requisition, rule, statute, subpoena, summons, writ an authority given by one person to another to do certain things or take some course of action and accepted by the other.
So, the authority given by a principal to his agent is a mandate.
At common law, the party giving an authority is generally entitled to revoke it.
But, if it be given as a part of a security, as if a letter of attorney be given to collect a debt, as a security for money advanced, it is irrevocable by the party, although revoked by death.
There is no particular form or manner of entering into the contract of mandate, prescribed either by the common law, or by the civil law, in order to give it validity. It may be absolute or conditional, general or special, temporary or permanent.
The contract may be varied at the pleasure of the parties.
It may be verbal or in writing; it may be express or implied it may be in solemn form or in any other manner.
2) order of an appeals court to a lower court (usually the original trial court in the case) to comply with an appeals court's ruling, such as holding a new trial, dismissing the case, or releasing a prisoner whose conviction has been over-turned.
3) same as the writ of mandamus, which orders a public official or public body to comply with the law. Sir William Jones defines a mandate to be a bailment of goods without reward, to be carried from place to place, or to have some act performed about them.
These graduation requirements include the completion of 3 years of courses in English and 3 years of courses in social studies, including one-year courses in United States history and geography and world history, culture, and geography, a one-semester course in American government and civics, and a one-semester course in economics.
Existing law requires the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the State Board of Education to adopt, modify, or revise, a model curriculum in ethnic studies.
But this principally applies to cases where the mandate remains wholly unexecuted; for if it be in part executed, there may in some cases, arise a personal obligation on the part of the representatives to complete it.