a person who gives a mandate.

1675–85; < Latin mandātor; see mandate, -tor Unabridged
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1.  an official or authoritative instruction or command
2.  politics the support or commission given to a government and its policies or an elected representative and his policies through an electoral victory
3.  (often capital) Also called: mandated territory (formerly) any of the territories under the trusteeship of the League of Nations administered by one of its member states
4.  a.  Roman law a contract by which one person commissions another to act for him gratuitously and the other accepts the commission
 b.  contract law a contract of bailment under which the party entrusted with goods undertakes to perform gratuitously some service in respect of such goods
 c.  Scots law a contract by which a person is engaged to act in the management of the affairs of another
5.  international law to assign (territory) to a nation under a mandate
6.  to delegate authority to
7.  obsolete to give a command to
[C16: from Latin mandātum something commanded, from mandāre to command, perhaps from manus hand + dāre to give]

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They may be seeking asylum and their privacy wishes should be respected, unless there is a mandator y notification requirement.
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