the official language of China since 1917; the form of Chinese spoken by about two thirds of the population and taught in schools throughout China See also Chinese, Pekingese
noun 1. a crested Asian duck, Aix galericulata, having variegated purple, green, chestnut, and white plumage. noun 1. an Asian duck, Aix galericulata, the male of which has a brightly coloured and patterned plumage and crest
noun 1. (def 4).
[man-duh-ter-ee] /ˈmæn dəˌtɛr i/ noun, plural mandataries. 1. a person or nation holding a . n. “person to whom a mandate has been given,” 1610s, from Latin mandatarius “one to whom a charge or commission has been given,” from mandatus, past participle of mandare (see mandate (n.)).
[man-deyt] /ˈmæn deɪt/ noun 1. a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative: The president had a clear mandate to end the war. 2. a command from a superior court or official to a lower one: The appellate court resolved the appeal […]