Now say someone comes along and mandates that everyone has to be charged the same ticket price.
They may not be right, and they are often constrained by mandates that inhibit their actions and lead to less optimal policies.
The bill also mandates the implementation of a standardized training process for all CBP officers and Border Patrol agents.
It seems that any healthcare system that uses market forces needs at least some level of government coercion or mandates to work.
New York is one of only two states that mandates that hospitals publish their C-section rates.
On the same day it claimed an absolute discretion by a decree that the mandates of the electors were not binding on its members.
The army must be purely executive, carrying out the mandates of the State.
These mandates exasperated the Moriscoes throughout Andalusia.
Aught else than servile obedience in accomplishing the mandates of those in power?
Of the mandates issued for the suppression of tournaments, many examples have come down to us.
"judicial or legal order," c.1500, from Middle French mandat (15c.) and directly from Latin mandatum "commission, command, order," noun use of neuter past participle of mandare "to order, commit to one's charge," literally "to give into one's hand," probably from manus "hand" (see manual) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Political sense of "approval supposedly conferred by voters to the policies or slogans advocated by winners of an election" is from 1796. League of Nations sense is from 1919.
1620s, "to command," from mandate (n.). Meaning "to delegate authority, permit to act on behalf of a group" is from 1958; used earlier in the context of the League of Nations, "to authorize a power to control a certain territory for some specified purpose" (1919). Related: Mandated; mandating.
A command or an expression of a desire, especially by a group of voters for a political program. Politicians elected in landslide victories often claim that their policies have received a mandate from the voters.