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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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Just as the Lochner-era cases protected economic liberties such as freedom of contract, a victory for the individual mandate plaintiffs would protect the economic freedom to refuse to purchase health insurance--at least against mandates imposed by the federal government.
The decisions of the EPA Administrator to waive mandates could affect the volumes of biofuels dramatically impacting commodity markets as well.
To be exempt from a mandate, the school district must petition its regional superintendant of schools by February 15 of each year requesting to be exempt from implementing the mandate in the next school year.
Most people don't realize the number of mandates already in law or the amount these mandates add to the overall cost of a health insurance policy.
If we had elected officials with goals and mandates you would see more workforce housing," Ornstein said.
IN a move that enhances Los Angeles' reputation as a city hostile to business, the City Council has voted to extend the city's living-wage mandate beyond businesses that contract with City Hall.
Data on mandated benefit laws were derived from multiple sources of existing compendia of health insurance mandates (Partnership for Prevention 2002; Blue Cross Blue Shield Association 2003; National Cancer Institute 2005), and therefore is more comprehensive than has been previously analyzed.
The objective is to offer simple and hassle free alternative to the members / MF distributors in form of e-mandate wherein the members / MF distributors can register mandate of an investor online, which will be digitally signed based on Aadhar based OTP validation.
September 5, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan said Tuesday it will not accept any unilateral decision to renew the mandate of the United Nations in South Sudan without seeking her consent and approval.
Only a small part of the difference is due to new mandates passed this year," said Scandlen.
Common mandates include the Every Student Succeeds Act (the new version of No Child Left Behind, which includes federally mandated state tests); a federally mandated wage paid to workers of a particular function, known as the prevailing wage (which stipulates that contractors on contracts for public works projects receive the same type of wages and benefits as laborers in the private sector would receive); and human resource mandates (including mandatory leave granted for the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, workers' compensation, sick time, hourly rates, and so on).
But, rather than talk of mandates as if they were unproblematically deducible from electoral outcomes, she argues that it might be more useful to view presidential mandates as summary judgments of political possibilities, made in an environment of uncertainty and limited information.