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mandate

An order or edict to perform a particular task.

mandate

(măn′dāt)
1. A legal, ethical, or political requirement to execute actions or orders.
2. An order from a higher authority to an officer of a lower court.
mandatory, adjective
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Whereas there is considerable research on specific state and federal mandates, there are only a handful of comparative studies of state mandated health insurance benefits.
One agency's approach to lesson plan design includes facilitating adult learning, incorporating different teaching methods, recognizing varying learning preferences, and meeting the mandated requirement on annual firearms training.
teachers should be assisted by the principal only, on what might be on the state mandated test.
In addition, although there may be several explanations for why self-determination was not on the table in the 1950s for either Palestine or Namibia, it is doubtful if any reasoning might explain why the status of the Palestinians had been permitted to continue unchecked for so long, particularly in view of the fact that Palestine had only too recently been considered a class A mandated territory and as such was deemed almost ready for self rule.
Some therapists believed that if they had even thought about child abuse during a session, they were mandated to report it.
In reality, however, mandated benefits constitute a tax on employer-sponsored health insurance --pricing out of the insurance market many of the most vulnerable members of the workforce.
European Project Finance Loans, Mandated Lead Arranger - ranked 2
In the recent past, state and local interest groups were reluctant to challenge Congress on mandates because the policies being mandated often enjoyed popular support.
But because many school programs are mandated by the state, district officials don't have much discretion over how to accommodate those cuts.
We cannot oppose clean water, but we can and must oppose a federally mandated stormwater program which, unless changed, will cost hundreds of billions of dollars - dollars badly needed for education and law enforcement - for an ill-defined, marginal improvement in water quality.
By meeting these cryptographic security standards with FIPS validation, the Cisco Unified Wireless Network meets another critical security requirement mandated by the DoD policy for commercial WLAN deployments.
TEI has also worked with the IRS to overcome the challenges and narrow the differences between what the IRS has mandated, what vendors can deliver, and what taxpayers should be required to do.