[man-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈmæn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory:
It is mandatory that all students take two years of math.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a command.
Law. permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified:
a mandatory clause.
having received a , as a nation.
noun, plural mandatories.
having the nature or powers of a mandate
(of a state) having received a mandate over some territory
noun (pl) -ries
Also called mandatary. a person or state holding a mandate
1570s, “of the nature of a mandate,” from Late Latin mandatorius “pertaining to a mandator,” from Latin mandatus, past participle of mandare (see mandate (n.)). Sense of “obligatory because commanded” is from 1818.
[man-dey-ter] /mænˈdeɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who gives a .
[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 […]
/ˈmandʒjaˌkeɪk/ noun 1. a derogatory term for a White person of Anglo-Saxon origin, used among Italo-Canadians
[mang-guh l] /ˈmæŋ gəl/ verb (used with object), mangled, mangling. 1. to injure severely, disfigure, or mutilate by cutting, slashing, or crushing: The coat sleeve was mangled in the gears of the machine. 2. to spoil; ruin; mar badly: to mangle a text by careless typesetting. [mang-guh l] /ˈmæŋ gəl/ noun 1. a machine for […]