The State Department sent a mandate to seek the release of several citizens who are being held prisoner
The judge's mandate was three pages long.
This is a forged mandate allegedly allowing John to withdraw funds from my bank account.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: a historical and more narrow usage than Sense 3
It's a book about the British mandate of Palestine.
These parts of Turkey became mandates after the first World War.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
The President claims he was given a mandate by the America people.
The extremely narrow victory in this election is hardly a mandate for the new administration's policies.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: this is Canadian usage
The mandate of that Labor government lasted four years.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a