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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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Following extensive national media coverage, the bill mandating state and local law-enforcement notification to communities of released sexual offenders was championed and introduced by Congressman Richard Zimmer, a conservative Republican from New Jersey.