(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.
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.
It may be dissolved by the mandatary at any time before he has entered upon its execution; but in this case, as indeed in all others, where the contract is dissolved before the act is done which the parties intended, the property bailed is to be restored to the mandator. It may be dissolved by the death of the mandatory; for, being founded in personal confidence, it is not presumed to pass to his representatives, unless there is some special stipulation to that effect.
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.