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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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One of the possible scenarios, if the MPs do not appear at the sessions and do not justify the absence, is for their mandates to be revoked for six months with two-third majority.
Although much of the recent compliance related press notoriety has been around large businesses, many of the government mandates for compliance impact SMBs.
If the government limits rates and mandates a set of benefits, the question then is can those benefits all be provided within that rate limit," said Baxter of Kaiser Permanente.
For example, some agencies mandate a certain amount of classroom training for all firearms, covering the 1) purpose of firearms instruction; 2) care, cleaning, and safe handling and storage of service weapons; 3) legal aspects of the use of firearms; and 4) fundamentals of shooting, such as sight alignment, sight picture, stance, grip, and trigger control.
The report shows that although the enactment of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act has slowed the tide of unfunded mandates, states still must foot the bill for several categories of cost shifts that are not defined as unfunded mandates under the law, including the following:
Health insurance mandates affect the coverage benefits of more than 60 million people.
says that during the mandate period, more than 35 states had demonstration projects using rubber-modified asphalt with plans for additional projects in the future.
Virtually every functional area where a supplier and customer touch has new mandates on how future exchanges will take place.
Such minor shortcomings aside, Presidential Mandates is an important book, not only because of the substantive importance of its findings but also as an example of how the toolkit of modern social scientists can be employed to increase our understanding of the American presidency.
Those requirements, though an improvement over earlier mandates, have nonetheless brought a lawsuit from GM, which argues that the law imposes an unreasonable burden on industry to achieve a negligible improvement in air quality.
There is much written in professional educational journals about principals who carefully tow the line in implementing state mandates in the curriculum as compared to those who stress creative methods of instruction to achieve state wide goals of instruction.
It's not often you hear an automobile industry supplier asking the car assemblers for mandates.